Memo to self - never borrow one of James books <g> Eric Kempter -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of James W Kilgore Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 8:10 PM To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com Subject: Re: New survey on www.midrange.com David, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org +--- +--- | 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: email@example.com +---
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