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And I should listen to you because?

One of the classes I’m taking this semester is a sort of general computer course.  I know that’s not terribly descriptive, but it’s hard to describe.  It’s pretty much a hodge-podge of basic information.  In the book we’re using, the current chapter introduces the concept of “find and replace” in text documents.  (Yes, it’s a general introduction course.)

This part of the text talks about the use of placeholders for things like long complex names, which you go back and replace later.  The idea is that it promotes consistency and uniformity in your documents.  The problem I have with it is that it appears that the author is so enamored with the “find and replace” concept that he forgot about the “spell check” concept.  I can’t remember ever seeing a textbook and/or powerpoint presentation with so many spelling errors and words that have been left out.  I get that putting out IT textbooks has to be done in a rush to keep them current, but really, couldn’t he have gotten someone to proofread it?  I apparently do more proofreading for Ratlands than this guy did on his textbook.


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  1. The MongooseNo Gravatar | August 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    That was one of Rat Jr.’s complaints about her text books from ITT Tech as well. Kind of disheartening that you should be learning from something that already undermines itself with poor presentation.

  2. Rat Jr.No Gravatar | August 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    What she said… damn brat beat me to it!

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