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From "Ronald Dai." <>
Subject RE: return DECLINED or OK?
Date Fri, 29 Feb 2008 20:56:43 GMT
Actually RTFM would not be a problem for people from academic background
(meaning MS or PHD educated) at all since they have to do it all the
time....but for people with more team work background these days, it
might not be politically very correct...

-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Wetherbee [] 
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 3:49 PM
To: Ronald Dai.
Cc: J. Peng; Raymond Wan;
Subject: Re: return DECLINED or OK?

Ronald Dai. wrote:
> I learned what is RTFM here which is very interesting :)...I like the
>  Ubuntu Forums policy though...but I always think reading is helpful
> to any developer...that's why I like both perl and java because I
> think they are very well documented generously somewhere within my
> reach on the net....

Learning how to effectively RTFM is an essential skill for anyone, in 
any walk of life, in any industry.

IMHO, the Ubuntu policy is too fluffy.  People will never learn to think

for themselves if their hands are held all the time.  Then again, that's

sort of Ubuntu's market these days, I guess.

I've been telling people to RTFM for a long time, and I've never known 
anyone to become a worse developer or user for it.


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