Any Technology Where the Manual Needs a Manual is Bad Technology

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Not all technologies are created equal: some are easy to use, some are tough to get to grips with, and others are downright impossible to get working.

A good rule of thumb, though, is that if the manual for some piece of technology needs its own manual for you to understand it, you shouldn't be using said technology in the first place. [XKCD]