Re: Third Party Manuals

Subject: Re: Third Party Manuals
From: Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 1995 12:47:25 MST

Richard Lippincott <rlippinc -at- BEV -dot- ETN -dot- COM> wrote the following
(snipped from a longer post about third-party manuals) --

When on an assignment, she'd take the relevant book with
her, so that she'd have a familiar resource available while on
the job. (Employers would sometimes ask why, if she was an
"expert," she had to bring a book. As we all know, different
jobs mean different emphasis on features, so a temp has got to
look things up from time to time.)
It really irks me when people assume because you're an expert on
something that you shouldn't have to look in a book. Most
everyone uses reference books of one kind or another, and I bet
that the best experts probably use their reference books even
more so.

My husband, for example, is a computer technician. He knows more
about PC hardware than just about anybody I know. He has a
clipboard he takes with him on service calls. This clipboard is
*stuffed* with notes, tables, and charts--his "cheat sheets."
Would I think him less of an expert because he had to look up
the specifications of some off-the-wall hard drive? Heck, no.
I'd be amazed that he had the information at hand!

Without knowing it, Rick, your parenthetical matter touched on a
whole other topic. But, alas, probably not one very relevant to
this list, so I'll zip it shut.

=*= Beverly Parks =*= bparks -at- huachuca-emh1 -dot- army -dot- mil =*=
=*= "Unless otherwise stated, all comments are my own. =*=
=*= I am not representing my employer in any way." =*=

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