Re: FAQs/REFs/COMs, Legitimacy


Edward Reid (
Tue, 6 May 97 13:20:53 -0500

> Particularly if no one ever comes out and says to you that there is
> anything particularly wrong, or different, or whatever about your faq -
> they just seem to prefer for no apparently reason someone else's work.

People vary in their styles of learning. No one presentation
style will suit everyone's learning style. If a different FAQ
covering approximately the same material presents that material
in a different style, that's a sufficient reason for another
document. I imagine that most people who write up the same
material in a different style don't realize what they are doing.
Still, fact that they come of with a document that pleases them
means that they are likely to fill a stylistic gap for others as

You can't please everyone at once.

Edward Reid <>