the walking writer

This morning, I ended up on a Wikihow page describing how to complete a simple task using your computer.  My favorite part of the article was the silly pictures describing how to complete each basic step.  For example, to illustrate the concept of using your credit card to pay for something online, the picture showed a woman reaching into her purse to get out her credit card.  Another picture showed her using her phone to call a company.

Amazing!  I never would have figured that out without those pictures!

The pictures did at least add some humor to an otherwise useless and uninformative page.  Despite the lack of actual meaningful content, over 12,000 people have visited that particular page.  I wish these “how to” sites would insist on quality information instead of ensuring each page has way more pictures than it actually needs.

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