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As someone who quotes the RTFM for more than just this business, it makes
perfect sense for someone to at least do some research before asking a
question that could be answered if they let their fingers do the walking.

Yes, some of the Oracle documentation does have value, however, please
remember it is a reference manual and NOT a user manual. For those of U
that are old enough, remember the days of reading IBM Utility manuals? What
about the PL/I and COBOL assembler manuals? When you RTFM'd, you new the
product because you had to dig for the answer. Part of the problem with
many of today's IT employees is that they want someone to spoon in all of
the material they need.

Thank You

Stephen P. Karniotis
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-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce_at_freelists.org
On Behalf Of Jamadagni, Rajendra
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 9:05 AM
To: oracle-l_at_freelists.org
Subject: RE: 10G New Features Book

My dog ate my homework.

Raj

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-----Original Message-----
On 04/26/2004 07:09:17 PM, Mogens N?rgaard wrote:
In general, and to me, the RTFM and CTNOM (Check This Note On=20
Metalink) are becoming increasingly rediculous (spelling?!?) to use=20
against fellow citizens of the Oracle universe. Allow me to elaborate:
Mogens, I beg to differ. The "RTFM" is invaluable tool for telling
someone to do his/her/its homework. This is a phrase with long history,
extremely useful for breaking the bozone layer and shouldn't be
discarded just like that. I agree that the Oracle documentation is, in
general, completely useless for learning the product, but there are
other books which can be used for that purpose. There is no excuse for
not doing one's homework.

--
Mladen Gogala
Oracle DBA

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