[Scribus] Again: Tutorial

Ed Keith e_d_k
Wed Jul 26 20:46:44 CEST 2006

I like to introduce a totally different approach. 

IMHO it is best if a tutorial presents a silly,
uninteresting project. The reader should be thinking
about Scribus, not Hindu temples, Rembrandt, Sex, or
any other distracting topic.


--- Louis Desjardins <louis_desjardins at mardigrafe.com>

> Gregory Pittman a ???crit :
> > Louis Desjardins wrote:
> > 
> >>On the content, do we agree some pics are
> controversial, not text? 
> >>Please refer to my previous post to Maciej.
> >>  
> > 
> > Well, we have the heading on the first page after
> the title page: Make 
> > Khajuraho More Sexy. We talk about "the most
> stunning and erotic 
> > sculptures" soon after. As I said to Maciej, it's
> not so much saying 
> > this is flagrantly objectionable, but considering
> where the "fertile" 
> > adolescent mind goes with this when the teacher
> distributes this in class.
> > 
> > I think you have to try to look at this from the
> prospective of a 
> > teacher in an American high school trying to focus
> on teaching 
> > DTP/layout, having to potentially answer to an
> angry parent or the 
> > school board about the "pornographic materials" he
> is using.  (And how 
> > would a female teacher see this?) Something else
> perhaps a bit 
> > controversial this year is a heading like
> "Guerrilla Warfare For Gyaan" 
> > -- many in Mumbai would not see the humor or
> cleverness in this.
> > 
> > There are also some cultural things that I do not
> understand, yet were I 
> > presume OK for the original purpose. Software can
> be "muft and mukt". We 
> > have the "Seven Steps to Software Samadhi" (check
> samadhi on Wikipedia), 
> > and at least several of these seven steps do not
> seem to be talking 
> > about the Linux we know today.
> > 
> > So we end up saying to the teacher, "Well, use the
> tutorial for 
> > yourself, then make your own using your own
> materials." If that were so 
> > easy, many of us might have done the same already.
> > 
> > In the end, what I'm saying is that we don't need
> to censor ourselves 
> > and destroy this tutorial (or label it For Mature
> Audiences Only), but 
> > we can in addition create a more broadly palatable
> one.
> Yes. You've got very good points. I didn't remember
> all those titles. 
> And actually, if I didn't, it must be because they
> did not hurt or 
> strike me. Of course, one can be sensitive to the
> "fertile adolescent 
> mind" ...
> Really, I still think it is manageable but I am no
> expert and as I said, 
> let's look at the long term effect... I realize the
> issue is a bit 
> further important than just re-cropping a few pics
> and editing a title. 
> To that point, let's leave this document like it is
> and let's make 
> another one, like you say. That was version 1.
> Version 2 will be 
> different. I have no problem with this approach.
> One thing I would mention is the fact that we have
> concentrated our 
> sight on what was "wrong" (in a general way) in that
> document, taking 
> good care of more sensitive souls and this is all
> right. This is some 
> kind of "active listening" and it always proves to
> be a good thing to 
> do. At the same time, let's concentrate on what we
> like in this 
> document. Niyam's content was all aimed towards the
> idea of "Freedom". 
> This, I think, could (should, whatever!) drive us in
> our choice for 
> something else. "Free minds" are not difficult to
> find in History. 
> Rembrandt was certainly a "free minded person" (I
> hope!) What I liked 
> also was the total different culture from the
> Occidentals... This is 
> also a big part of Open Source. Sharing, showing
> other things and other 
> ways of looking at things. I might sound a bit
> serious here but I am 
> writing this with serenity! :) And this doesn't mean
> I am behind 
> Rembrandt! :)
> In the end, the content must meet the container like
> it did in version 1.
> I am sure Christoph has interesting to mention about
> Rembrandt that will 
> support this! :)
> Thanks, Greg, for this wide angle overview!
> Louis
> > 
> > Greg
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