I definitely agree. Just look at the BGT manual. Besides the audio
version being huge it is pretty much impossible to find anything you
want in a hurry. However, using a standard chm file, html format, or
one written in XML docbook it would be extremely easy to find what you
are looking for by traveling directly to the section/subsection where
the information is. The only thing audio books/manuals are good for is
if you want to listen to something for the first time, but after that
they are pretty much useless as a reference guide/source for looking
anything up.

For instance, when I was still in college I had the option to have my
books read to me on tape or to have them scanned to text files. My
first quarter I opted to have them read to me on tape thinking that
would be the best way to go. What I soon discovered is it made my job
several times harder  because after I read the chapters once through,
and then wanted to take notes I had to fast forward and rewind trying
to find the information I wanted. Often times it was just quicker to
listen to it pause the tape, take notes, as I was reading the chapter
so I'd never have to look up the info again from the actual book. My
second quarter I opted to have all of my books scanned and saved as MS
Word doc files. Besides being much more portible I could insert
markers in the text to jump to areas of interest, I could copy the
text of the information directly into my notes, and using find and
replace made it easy to search for anything I was looking for in a
hurry. So my experience with audio books/manuals is that beyond
leasure reading they aren't worth much as a resource.


On 3/15/11, Hayden Presley <hdpres...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Audio manuals? Those are a pain. If they aren't marked up correctly you'd
> spend hours trying to find that little snippet of info you're looking for.
> Plus--they're quite a bit bigge then chm, htm, txt, doc, and any other fiels
> of that type you could mention.
> Best Regards,
> Hayden

Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org
If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org.
You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at
All messages are archived and can be searched and read at
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list,
please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.

Reply via email to