Another EBay absurdity

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Wed May 13 23:24:19 1998

> Come on now, Bill -- I assume you've read an Ashton-Tate dBase
> manual in your time. Or a Chrysler service manual. The Sinclair
> instructions were sufficient unto the day. Hell, consider the
> documentation IBM provided about their hardware to the "end user"
> in that era pre-PC (and the early PC docs weren't much to write
> home about).

Sufficient? Ha! These bad docs were for the kits! How would someone know
that resistor X goes in position Y for NTSC, but position Z for PAL and
SECAM? At least with flaws in software manuals, you can spot flaws simply
by seeing the difference in what the book says and how the program reacts.

William Donzelli
Received on Wed May 13 1998 - 23:24:19 BST

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