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Happiness Is Instant Ginger Honey Mix

Seriously, this stuff.

Also, at some point our society transitioned to YouTube videos as the preferred tutorial format, and it makes me bonkers. I like reading things and looking at pictures. Videos are not at all my preferred input. I can understand all the reasons they're good, but I just want to READ WORDS DAMMIT.


*shakes fist at clouds*

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Plus a bazillionty.

The guy responsible for training at work keeps making training videos, and I keep telling him, "PLEASE INCLUDE TRANSCRIPTS." And he looks at me blankly, all, Why would you prefer a transcript? and I try to explain that written directions are much easier to reference, and then the network administrator wanders by and endeavors to explain it in terms of scrubbing rate . . .

They can be searched! Deaf people won't want to stab you!

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Those still aren't reasons that they should be replacing rather than augmenting.

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Dang it, just erased your comment about rain on accident. The moderation queue has gotten weird on LJ. Sorry...

Yes, but good reading literacy is an important prerequisite for 96% of the jobs at my work (and all of the ones that might be trained by this series of videos). Learning from videos isn't one unless the training videos make it so.

And I think the comment thread illustrates that a large function of the population can't function comfortably with training videos. They don't have to write me good copy; I can usually get as much from the transcript as I would from the video*, and faster.

*I do concede the value of training videos for the database, because it's hard to find things, even if you're on the right page. But I still want skimmable transcripts for people who just need a refresh.

My thing is always that videos go at a different rate than my preferred comprehension intake, so if they're doing information-conveyance my mind starts wandering and I get bored and then I actually start missing content and and...

This is actually one of the reasons that I started knitting in meetings and lectures. I know some people think it's rude, and that I'm not paying attention, but part of what knitting does is occupy the portion of my mind that would go off on tangents, so the rest of me can stay focused. (And I wish I'd kept that article I saw seven or eight years ago that showed that a portion of the population actually focus better when they have something to do with their hands.)

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