kevin+dated+1082757031.a53e9c at ie.suberic.net
Sun Apr 18 22:50:24 IST 2004
On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 09:32:37PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I think the Hard-Disk-Upgrade HOWTO is very good.
> I think in that case I'd rather read what is to be done,
> rather than use a GUI -
> though there are many cases where I feel the opposite.
but you're not the target audience for grokdoc. there are people on
this list who are into the idea of linux on the desktop for computer
newbies. that requires docs for them. that's what grokdoc wants to
On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 09:24:12PM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
> the outhouse. The occasional gems which shine through the dross are
> written by experts in the subject matter who happen to be able to write
> too - Programming Perl and The C Programming Language spring to mind as
> shining examples.
yes, and of course i want books about programming languages to be
written by programmers. and i want books on admin tools written by
people who admin.
grokdoc is attempting to do user documentation with feedback from -
shock - users. if you read the article you'd discover that at least two
tech writers are volunteering to help bend user's descriptions and/or
questions into legible text.
i highly doubt that grokdoc will be writing docs targetted at me, at
niall or at timothy. but in the past people on this list have expressed
a desire for better docs for newbies - whether the newbie was them
or someone they knew. pj is a very good organiser and i suspect this
attempt at newbie docs has a high chance of working out. so for those
of you who want newbie docs, i suggest following groklaw over the next
few days and then grokdoc when it comes out.
kevin at ie.suberic.net ~ "you're either with us or against us." --dubya
in that simplistic world-view progressives and
liberals are "us" while bush and bin laden are
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