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PDF Manuals: The Wrong Paradigm for an Online Experience

Jun 28, 2009 • general

PDF Manuals: The Wrong Paradigm for an Online Experience This is definitely one of the must-read posts of the week. In it, Michael Hughes argues that the PDF manual is a relic from another format (the book) and has no real place on the web as the only form of documentation.


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