Thursday, May 15, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: Manual Labor Redux

Following up last week’s question about reading writing/grammar guides, this week, we’re expanding the question….

Scenario: You’ve just bought some complicated gadget home . . . do you read the accompanying documentation? Or not?
Do you ever read manuals?
How-to books?
Self-help guides?
Anything at all?
Yes, I do browse through manuals of complicated gadgets. I feel a need to know all the stuff I can do with it! But usually I forget it as soon as I read it. I'm still trying to learn how to work my new car stereo... and I know there's tons more I can do with all the cameras and phones we have.
I read some how to books. As others have mentioned, I like craft books, and cook books.. things like that. Very fun.
But self-help stuff? Not so much any more. It seems like I browsed through in them past, but I haven't now for a long time.


  1. I think we may be similar in as much as I tend to learn how to do the basic things with any gadget, but somehow never get round to learning about their full potential. If I did though, I probably wouldn't have time to use all they could do. The basics are enough.

  2. It seems like a lot of people read a self help book "once." I think it is pretty funny. I used to think that self help books were silly, but part of that was me thinking I was perfect in the first place. Now I like to try and improve myself and except the things that makes me me!

  3. That's the catch, isn't it? Remembering what the manuals tell us after the first reading. :-) I always forget something!



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