PBS Hawaii's creative webmaster Jeff Langcaon was sharing some technology "tricks" with me, a show-and-tell of what to do to get certain computer effects. Easy for him! I told him I'd probably have to check back with him again, since I'm one of those people who tends to learn better by reading, than by hearing and even seeing.
I know, I know, most people pick up concepts best when SHOWN.
Not me--at least, not with some things. I mentioned to Jeff that I once bought a fancy kitchen appliance that came with instructions on a DVD. I watched the instructional video once, lost track and lost interest, and eventually gave the contraption away.
"Now there's a blog entry," Jeff the ever-thinking webmaster responded. And he emailed me written instructions that matched his verbal info.
Whew, thanks! I know it's kinda strange, wanting an old-school printed-page approach, especially when I've enjoyed working in television most of my adult life and I use computers every day. I love images, appreciate the video editing process, admire artful writing and narration, get a kick out of computer shortcuts and new features.
Go figure. When it comes to multi-step and/or technical instructions, give me a manual. I'll "get it" faster.