[TUHS] Another "craft" discussion topic - mindless tool proliferation

Steffen Nurpmeso steffen at sdaoden.eu
Thu Sep 21 02:48:27 AEST 2017


Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at orthanc.ca> wrote:
 |> On Sep 19, 2017, at 6:02 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
 |> 
 |> Put it on the web and move on.
 |
 |My main gripe about that is that I can't read the web when the router \
 |I'm trying to install won't work, keeping me from the needed web documentati\
 |on ...
 |
 |*Please* write your documentation in a way that allows you to generate \
 |(useful, readable!) PDF documents that I can download for offline viewing. \
 | Believe it or not, I don't haul along a 300 mile cat-5 cable when \
 |I go sailing.  I still like to write code on the boat.  So much for Go :-P
 |
 |And $GOD help everyone in the Caribbean trying to bootstrap their infrastruc\
 |ture right now.  How is your https://... documentation going to help \
 |them out?

I absolutely agree.  And mind "you", a lot of people save money to
be able to have an hour of internet access a week.  Maybe they
have to walk kilometers, hours, to be able to do so.  And to end
up with a bad low-bandwidth connection.  Having internet access is
a gift, and a miracle.

--steffen
|
|Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)


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