Trying to use the metaphor
troy at rpsystems.net
Fri Jun 18 16:51:28 CDT 2004
On Jun 18, 2004, at 4:27 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> The original version:
> In my experience as a user and a trainer, the learning curve
> often goes something like this:
> Day one: "What the hell is going on? Why doesn't anything work
> like I expect? I hate this damn thing."
> Two days: "Omigawd, the potential is incredible! If only I knew
> how to use it all..."
> Two weeks: "After reading the language guide and trying some
> things out, I'm able to do truly productive work."
> One month: "Now I can do productive work efficiently."
> Three months: "With the flexibility of the language and the handy
> tools in Revolution, I'm seeing slightly greater
> productivity than in my formerly-favorite tool I'd
> used for years."
> Six months : "I love this thing."
> One year: "I love this thing like no other."
I've been around long enough to see this several times. Each time I
feel like I'm somewhere between day one and two weeks... and a year
seems a long ways away. Hell, I'd take the one-month value.
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