Computer manuals [WAS: Pierre Duncan etc.]
The day I realized that the manual for an upgrade lacked index entries for items in the menu, I realized all was lost. But by then I was trapped.I recently replaced my aging G4 with a PC workstation, and was very pleased to see that it came with a nice, thick manual. Until I opened it. 250 pages of lawyerly warnings in at least a dozen languages. (!!) No user manual of any sort.
It does, however, appear to have drivers for just about every peripheral hardware device known to man, old and new. I have plugged in every old printer, scanner, plotter, monitor, external drive, card reader, CD burner, keyboard, mouse, trackball, tablet, etc. that I can find, and every one has worked perfectly with absolutely no further effort from me, including features that are unique to each device. It even supports things as obscure as my old hand-held GPS unit. Quite remarkable, actually.