3.823 support required: an example (25)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Mon, 4 Dec 89 20:44:47 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 823. Monday, 4 Dec 1989.

Date: Mon, 4 Dec 89 13:55:03 EST
From: cbf@faulhaber.Berkeley.EDU (Charles Faulhaber)
Subject: Re: 3.818 supporting the humanists, cont. (109)

I would NEVER try to put up a full-scale UNIX system by
myself. The manuals are not written for human beings.
To say that such a task requires a certain level of
sophistication and knowledge is an understatement.

I have a large-scale data base project running under
Advanced Revelation, which bills itself as easier to
use yet more flexible than, e.g., D-Base; but if I
had had to depend on the manuals and my own (limited)
technical knowledge, the project would have never flown.
Indeed, it didn't until I got some outside support for it,
which took about three years.