Sort By:
+4 Rank Up Rank Down
Dec 10, 2012
It's useful to learn how to do it first though. People do not think you are amazing if you ignore the directions and end up making the thing wrong.
May 20, 2011
Does anyone really read manuals? I find them confusing more than helpful myself. I learn by doing, not by reading about it and I was under the impression most guys were that way.
+7 Rank Up Rank Down
Jun 20, 2010
I found I can usually figure any consumer electronic device out without instructions except for Digital Thermostats.
May 17, 2010
Weeeelll, I just try to make something work, assuming that the design is somehow logical and/or userfriendly enough to make it work without having to read the manual.

When I'm hopelessly stuck or bored I usually try to read the instructions.

But most of the time it works using the "noread" approach. In the old days, I got a lot of games from friends for my C=64 and they never came without any instructions at all.
And those occasions when I connected devices incorrectly, they never blew up and I was able to correct it.
Feb 17, 2010
If i never read the instructions, i would probably be typing this comment from inside some sort of small appliance.
Get the new Dilbert app!