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Do you remember the early Apple commercials? The first frame shows a PC
then a huge pile of manuals crashes down beside it, rocking the desk.
frame shows a Mac (keyboard discreetly in the shadows) and then a tiny
thin manual wafts down beside the Mac, settling silently on the desk.
Two lessons here:
1. Big manuals daunt readers (except the cognoscenti). All unnecessary
information obscures necessary information.