Your question is: "Techno babbel and on-line ONLY owners manuals
Yes, I am furious, about technology. Why?"
MONEY. Plain and simple. As to the techno babble we can discuss that a little later but to include manuals that start from the beginning and work their way up to the computer language would cost more than the product itself.
So here we are and I can get a new printer for 50 bucks. When I bought my last printer with a good one inch thick manual that printer was over 600 bucks. I did not claim the costs were all in the manual but it is costly. Not only in production but in sending out updates and corrections.
Given the costs involved, no. We are not going back.
Techno babbel and on-line ONLY owners manuals
Yes, I am furious, about technology. Why?
Because, in the past, when I purchased printers, each unit package contained a CD-based owners manual, and the entire owners manual, including directions, for re-sizing documents/photos, were ALL presented, in clear, people speak language.
Nowadays, however, the major manufacturers, of home electronics, not only expect customers to have computer technology degrees, in order to operate even home-based equipment, but worse.
Manufacturers believe that "1984" has arrived, and that ALL citizens have home internet access.
Result, those of us, who grew up using pen, paper, envelopes, and stamps (not iPads, and laptop computers), are being faced with "attempting" to "operate" this tech, with no idea of WHAT our machines are telling us.
Take myself, for example:
Even when all I want to do is enlarge pictures, and documents, into a more easily readable size, but, do printers have a "click here", to "change photo/print size", anymore? Nope!
In fact, my printer does not even have a "selection" page, period.
Truth be told, I have no idea WHAT my printer is telling me, when I want to change the size, of documents/pictures.
I must wonder if manufacturers have, completely forgotten that, MAYBE 2% of the world speaks "computer".
The rest of us, who only speak English, French, German, Russian, etc, have no idea what this tech is "telling" us.
Why do corporations bother marketting machines, to the general public, when these machines are delivered with neither operating instructions, on CD, nor are the on-line directions presented, for HUMAN understanding?
(The SAME goes for web-site creation "tools")
WHY do computer marketting companies bother marketting products, to the general public, when 98%, of the general public has no understanding of what this "techno-babble" means?
Why should not these "techno-geeks" LIMITED their "target market", to the 2%, of the population, which, actually UNDERSTANDS the content, of these "directions"?