When was the last time you read the instruction manual that came with anything? Maybe never — they’re usually worth tossing. Unless, of course, you’re going to pilot and kill someone with a Predator drone. In that case, read this.
OK Nikon, so you don’t include a dead tree usuer manual with new cameras anymore. That’s fine; they just sit at the bottom of a drawer until we eventually throw them out. But to also DRM against printing it out? What the hell.
There’s such a thing as the Nazi Graphics Standards manual – it was first published in 1936 – and someone found a copy. [Kottke]