• Subject: Re: New survey on www.midrange.com
  • From: email@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (James W Kilgore)
  • Date: Tue, 05 Oct 1999 20:09:33 -0700
  • Organization: Progressive Data Systems, Inc.


I don't know who's quote your post included, but I, for one, concur. 
Paper rules!

Every graduate I've hired (30+), I've bought them (out of my own pocket)
6ft+ of manuals and instructed them to keep them near and dear.
Like in the bathroom.  Every time you sit down, open a page and learn
it.  Next time you sit down, reread it.

It's a daily thing <g>

I should probably revisit the cost of printed manual vs a notebook with
a mobile phone, internet connection, radio waved to the in-house 170 for
"tinkering" while I'm squatting on the pot ;-}

But, I'll cough up the bucks for the printed materials, beyond that,
it's, IMHO, a personal investment in your own future.  Sort of like
going to college.  If you want to get there, pay for it.  Earn it.

Last weekend my wife was enthralled with the movie "The Matrix".  There
was a point in the movie where "Morphious" informs "Neo" that his job is
to show him the door. It's up to "Neo" to walk across the threshold.

That's the way I feel about newbies.  I'm more than willing to point out
TFM.  Read it.  Then we'll talk.

David Gibbs wrote:
> > Electronic manuals have changed this. Reading a book on the screen
> > is just not like reading a good ole paper book. There might be a good
> > survey topic in this for David. Although it is a cost saver to publish
> > electronically, I would guess that a large number of people prefer to
> > read paper.
| This is the Midrange System Mailing List!
| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com.
| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com.
| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com.
| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: david@midrange.com

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

This thread ...


Follow On AppleNews
Return to Archive home page | Return to MIDRANGE.COM home page

This mailing list archive is Copyright 1997-2022 by midrange.com and David Gibbs as a compilation work. Use of the archive is restricted to research of a business or technical nature. Any other uses are prohibited. Full details are available on our policy page. If you have questions about this, please contact [javascript protected email address].

Operating expenses for this site are earned using the Amazon Associate program and Google Adsense.