I would hasten to add, however, that it is human nature not to read documentation. I would further state that those on this list who appear to be most knowledgeable have, in all likelihood, taken the time to do just that. I do not recall whether or not there was a Bookport mailing list when I received my Bookport on August 13, 2003. However, I found that after reading some of the start up cassette, and subsequently reading the on-board documentation, I was able to use the device well enough. Although the Bookport and its accompanying software and firmware have evolved and improved significantly over the past two years, I firmly believe that reading the documentation is still an excellent formula for acquiring knowledge.
-----Original Message----- From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sandy Licht Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 12:06 PM To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bookport] Re: Book Port Beta History?
When most people need help, they are not going to be patient enough to look at an FAQ. It would be the logical thing to do, but when, let us say, the Bookport isn't working properly, or perhaps it is just plain operator error, humans like to get information from other humans.
At 08:53 AM 7/26/2005, you wrote: >I would agree in principle, but for two things, based on experiences from >other lists. First, people rarely check FAQ's and bring their questions to >lists anyway, and second, people can be rather brusque and unkind >sometimes in refering people to the FAQ. > >Bruce > >-- >Bruce Toews >E-mail and MSN/Windows Messenger: water_drinker@xxxxxxxx >Web Site (including info on my weekly commentaries): http://www.ogts.net >Info on the Best TV Show of All Time: http://www.cornergas.com > >On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Barrett, Don wrote: > >>I think we need a FAQ as the same questions keep getting asked and >>answered again and again, such as: >> >>How big a memory card will the book port take? >>Where are the "What's New" files for the software and the firmware located? >>Who gets notified of new versions of the software and firmware? >>What kinds of files will the BookPort support? >>What navigation will I get with indexed versus unindexed files? >> >> >>I just think this will to a degree cut down on list traffic. >> >>Don >> >> >> >> >>-----Original Message----- >>From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>[mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of LARRY SKUTCHAN >>Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 8:15 AM >>To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >>Subject: [bookport] Re: Book Port Beta History? >> >> >>There is nothing new in the softare, but if you wish to see what is new >>in the firmware, look at www.aph.org/beta/bpx_new.htm >> >> >>>>>jnuttallphd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Monday, July 25, 2005 9:16:44 PM >>> >>I downloaded the new beta Book Port software. Where can I find a >>description of the items added and what function keys to press to get >>these items? >>Jim Nuttall >> >>
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