Re: Help?

Sun, 15 Dec 1996 20:28:58 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 15 Dec 1996, Leigh Palmer wrote:
> Beginners in satellite observation (I consider myself to be one of them)
> have difficulty reading this group because many postings are liberally
> sprinkled with jargon. Acronyms (some really rather obscure) and the

We don't know who knows what.  The best way to learn when something unknown is
seen, is simply ask what that means.  That way everyone else can also learn from
the answer.

 > bandying about of application names without regard to the fact
that not > everyone knows immediately that a particular application is for DOS,
> Windows, or Unix* contribute to the opacity of the prose which, if one

Most things are generally DOS unless stated otherwise.  Again, if not sure, ask.

>  I can cope. 
You shouldn't have to.  Many here are willing to help.  Why suffer?

> The other improvement which could be made for the benefit of beginners
> is one which teachers sometimes forget (I'm a teacher, too). It would be

As a teacher, how would you feel if, at the end of the term, a student said he
didn't understand anything that went on all year, but never once asked a
question?    Would you feel that was your failing or the student's?
If everyone else was getting along, how could you know that one person wasn't?
I'm sure you'll agree that the best way to learn is to ask questions.
If you never get any answer, then there is just reason to be upset.

> Just my two cents (Canadian),

All opinions are valued, whatever the monetary system   :)

Jay Respler
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