Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The joys of computers

as noted by Hogboy and Kim.

Part of the problem is idiocy, and part of it is "But EVERYBODY knows that!" when EVERYBODY very obviously doesn't. But the idiots who put together the 'help' files and- back when companies still supplied them- manuals never seemed to understand that. So you had manuals and help files that left out parts of how to do something. Because 'everybody knows that'.

Which leads to frustration and thoughts of hanging Bill Gates & Co. by a shoelace over a deep, rocky canyon.

1 comment:

Sailorcurt said...

It's not limited to computers.

I just LOVE paying $60 for an official shop manual because I can't figure out how, exactly, to remove the dynamic wheelie jig from the drive motivator of my 1903 American Vehicles Corporation Jalopymobile SE; only to find that the manual says:

"Step one: remove the dynamic wheelie jig from the drive motivator"

With no explanation or pictures.