Re[2]: HTML Programming vs. PDF

Subject: Re[2]: HTML Programming vs. PDF
From: "Walker, Arlen P" <Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 08:15:54 -0600

Actually if if stay away from JavaScript 1.2 then both Netscape and
MSIE work with JavaScript.

Not quite. But you do have a good chance of getting the script to work in
both. There are still differences in the functions each supports, as well
as some syntax differences. But a determined scripter can work around those

Oh yes, Im sure they would they would rather go about reading page
after page of written documentation rather than having a dredfully
rich and interactive lesson where they actually LEARN something.

Gee, I wonder how anyone managed to learn anything before multimedia tools
were invented. It couldn't have been by *reading* now, could it?

Sorry about the sarcasm there, but your comment makes the assumption that
one can't learn anything by reading. As with most things, this varies by
individual, and I also suspect it has far more to do with the design and
organization of the lesson than the medium used to deliver it. I've seen no
shortage of badly designed examples of both.

We all know that efficiency of production is much more important than
the users efficency in understanding and learning don't we?

Scott, get real. Both are important. If the production isn't effcient, then
either the company goes out of business and therefore the users are
of the opportunity to learn, or the lessons are so expensive that no one
pays for them, so no one learns from them.

Let go of the idea that there's only one way to teach a subject. That idea
went out with Maxwell Taylor's old school of Scientific Management. A well-
designed lesson will teach; a poorly-designed one will not. Beyond that
all noise.

Have fun,
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
In God we trust; all others must provide data.
Opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.
If JCI had an opinion on this, they'd hire someone else to deliver it.

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