RTFM

I read manuals. You know, these booklets that you get with many of the products we buy. It’s amazing how many things I discover about products by doing just that.

I often come across “the top 5 things you didn’t know about…” blog posts. They cover my phone, my laptop, my TV, my headset… You name it.

I read quite a few of those. And I can tell you with confidence most if not all of these were written by someone who read the manual.

What’s wrong with that? I hear you asking. Well, I’m glad you asked. The problem is the writer chooses what he/she considers to be the best features. These might not be YOUR favourite features. You may very well be missing out on really useful features.

So, instead of wasting time reading “top 5” posts, just read the effing manual.

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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