It invokes feelings, and we humans are emotional creatures, rather we’d like to admit it or not. – Humans and Personality in Technical Blogs, by JTR, on The Art of Not Asking Why
Yes! In RPGs, I like to read how other referees run their game, not see their finished products. And where as in tech it is true that when I look for the answer to something that’s bothering me, I just want the answer, on a deeper level I also want to know that I’m not alone, that other people struggle like I do, and I like to see that they too did not have an epiphany but had to do the legwork to get to wherever they are.
Which is why I like to log my sysadmin struggles, I guess. 😆
In RPG books this is a criticism I often heard. If they are dry and precise like a tech manual, nobody wants to read them. I’d say this is true for all texts.
– Alex 2021-09-03 19:38 UTC