The System360 Model 20 Wasn't As Bad As All That 3993
mea culpa ... i just remember being told as undergraduate that the 360-65 as an (750ns memory) "upgrade" of an...
The Ctrl and Alt keys on your keyboard are similar in character to the Shift key on a regular typewriter. They change what happens when another key on your keyboard is depressed. Thus, when this manual refers to pressing "Ctrl-C", first press and hold the Ctrl key, and then strike the C key while still holding the Ctrl key. After the C key is released, then release the Ctrl key. The same applies to combinations which involve multiple shifts. Thus, Ctrl-Shift-K is pressed by depressing (in any order) the Ctrl and Shift keys, holding them, then striking the K key, and then, after releasing the K key, releasing the Ctrl and Shift keys in any order. Similarly, Ctrl-Alt-Del is produced by pressing and holding Ctrl and Alt during the entire time that the Del key is struck.
Of course, "extremely difficult" may mean that, while it is easy enough to *write* a paragraph like the above, it is not so easy to expect new users to actually *read* it and *learn* from it. If they actually tested their documentation on real users, then of course it is "extremely difficult" for any manual, however detailed or well-written, to do what really has to be done by means of hands-on instruction.
If one takes the stance that, after describing what needs to be done in the manual, one has discharged one's duty, and it is the user's responsibility if he fails to heed the directions provided, however, any difficulties faced would be far short of extreme.
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