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Re: [O] Org Tutorials need more structure

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: [O] Org Tutorials need more structure
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 19:43:42 +0200

Dnia 2013-09-28, o godz. 18:14:11
Ian Barton <address@hidden> napisaƂ(a):

> On 28/09/13 07:11, Carsten Dominik wrote:
> >
> > Can we have a discussion here on how this path should look like?
> > When you came to Org-mode as a newby, what were the three resources
> > that really made an impression on by being accessible and
> > providing feel and promise for digging deeper?
> >
> > - Carsten
> >
> I think we need to try and identify why most new users come to
> org-mode. This might give a better idea of how to re-organize things.
> I am guessing that initially many users are attracted by the task 
> management and outlining features. From these basic features flow
> things such as publishing, clocking, Babel. So maybe listing
> Tutorials in this order would be a start.
> Personally if I am learning something new I want a broad overview of
> the main features, with links to places where I can find more detail.
> For example  David O'Toole's and Sacha's tutorials cover this very
> well. The videos are an excellent resource, but require the user to
> set aside 30-60mins in one block of time. People are more likely to
> watch them if their initial interest has been piqued by something
> they can read and digest in small blocks.

Hear, hear.

What I would love to see is a 4-5 minutes video "trailer", showing most
prominent features of Org-mode, with cool music, effects etc. - like
movie trailers.


> Ian.


Marcin Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University

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