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Want to Take the Mystery Out of Technology – Read the Manual — 14 Comments

  1. Very interesting point of view on the issue. I like the fact that you have candidly accepted the excitement we all feel on receiving a new gadget! and yes any form of reading can always make us better informed about any topic and so is the case with such manuals 🙂


  2. That is a great idea. I tell my children when they write reports they should write them as if the person who will get the report has never anything about the topic. That way they have to explain everything. That would work well with manuals for our technology.

  3. The reason I don’t read the manual is because the manual is sometime more confusing then just figuring out how the thing works. Better technical writers would help. Maybe they should have someone read the manual who knows nothing about the technology involved and try to figure out if the manual is practical

  4. I usually get started with the manual, play around with the device and then go back to the manual again!

  5. This thing – reading manuals in advance is new to me. Perhaps i will write an update in a few months to see if it really makes a long term difference in my life! hahahaha

  6. I was like that, I never read them until I couldn’t figure things out. But, I will admit since I started reading them, I am learning to use my stuff better and avoiding problems.

  7. I am glad you saw yourself here, I need the company. Today I actually Googled the manual to a camera I have had for two years and fuond out about a great two great “new” features!

  8. I almost never read the manuals, unless I run into a problem!

  9. hahahah I bet you wrote this post JUST for ME…loll… caught me. I never ever use the manual or even check it out… and have to admit, sometimes I really should instead of spending 30 minutes trying to figure something out… YEah I will remember your post from now on and read the manual; thanks for sharing

  10. I always read the manuals. It really does make a big difference. My husband never does, and he ends up asking me hundreds of questions about things that really would be really simple…if he had just read the manual. It is a conversation we have had many times.

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