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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069369D
Original Publication Date: 1978-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Reznak, FJ [+details]

Abstract

Computer programs as furnished on cards, tape, diskettes, etc., often contain a "Comments" section or sections which provide human-readable material related to the machine program. However, the user ordinarily needs more extensive information for installation and use of the program. Manuals for this purpose are usually supplied in book form which may be delivered with the program or on separate order. This can cause a logistics problem and inadvertent confusion where the program and manuals have gone through change levels.