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Re: Futile bug reports?

From: Bill Richter
Subject: Re: Futile bug reports?
Date: 17 Aug 2001 19:58:51 -0500
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   The conclusion I reached was that, although free software is
   invariably better than its restricted counterparts, free tutorial
   documentation is usually less good than (the best of the)
   commercially published alternatives.  

I doubt this is true.  My guess is that *both* the free and
commercially tutorial documentation are bad, and have much the same

   Why this should be would likely make a good PhD thesis.

Yeah, and I think my statement would make an even better PhD thesis :)

But maybe it's got a simple explanation: Folks who write computer
manuals are already top-notch programmers, so they can't fit into the
shoes anymore of the newbies.


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