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I am putting together a collection of documentation examples
for my students. As I began wading through software manuals
and instruction guides, it occurred to me that you might
have valuable opinions. IMVHO the worst commercial
documentation I ever saw was put out by Wildcat back in
1993. It was basically unreadable and unusable--even the
index was completely wrong (it didn't match the book). More
recently, Asymetrix took the title with their documentation
for Toolbook 3.0. 4.0 is better.
The best documentation I ever saw was for an obscure company
that made computer tables. It began with "Go get a cup of
coffee, this is a one cup of coffee project."
My question is this:
Where can I find the very best and worst examples of
What, in your opinions, make them good or bad?
Thanks. . .
Here at USU
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