That's OK for the refresher or the nudge to your memory, or even the quick 
look up of some point.  On the other hand to learn a subject off the web 
or CDs is just impossible.  Just today I had to find out how one compiles 
a program in POP.  Without a book I doubt I would have succeeded and would 
have had to ask on the list here, hoping not to get a "RTFM" answer.

_______________________
Booth Martin
boothm@earth.goddard.edu
http://www.spy.net/~booth
_______________________




"Carl Galgano" <cgalgano@ediconsulting.com>
Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
01/16/2000 10:58 PM
Please respond to MIDRANGE-L

 
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James:
I like the eDocumentation.  I can now carry all the AS400 manuals, EDI
standards, and other software documentation to every client I visit.  I no
longer have to depend that they will have the manuals handy.  I still 
print
parts of manuals when I really need to read them, but having access 
anytime,
anywhere is a God-send for me.
CJG

Carl Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
540 Powder Springs Street
Suite C19
Marietta, GA  30064
770-422-2995
mailto: cgalgano@ediconsulting.com
http://www.ediconsulting.com
EDI, Communications and AS400 Technical Consulting

-----Original Message-----
From: James W Kilgore <email@james-w-kilgore.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Sunday, January 16, 2000 10:03 PM
Subject: Re: RTFM (was: CPYF behavior)


>Lou,
>
>Maybe it's just me, but I have yet to find an ability to open the three
>manuals needed to read up on a subject and scale them in separate
>windows that are readable like I could just spreading the books on the
>work table and flipping open the hard copy.
>
>I know that HTML/PDF delivery of manuals does reduce the publication
>costs, but HEY, I'm willing to shell out the hard earned bucks for some
>hardcopy. My printer just doesn't like being the producer of 60+, one
>sided, 200+ page manuals.  And I've got a kick bu** desk top to take
>delivery, but I really don't want to establish my own personal printing
>company. That's what publishers are for! (The right tool for the right
>job, and all that)
>
>My last, end to end, 15 feet of shelf space, order cost of hard copy
>manuals was cheaper than the download and print time/cost of the
>"eDelivery" that's so popular today.
>
>The consumer has spoken, will the producer listen?
>
>
>"System Support Products, Inc." wrote:
>>
><<snip>>
>>     Testify!
>>
>>     I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw the value in having the
>> paper around.  CDs are great for looking up that API you sort of
>> remember, but for serious content reading, I gotta have the real
>> goods.  (Guess I'll head back into my cave now so I won't get
>> trampled by any dinosaurs.)
>>
>>     Regards
>>
>>     - Lou Forlini
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