Reply 20 of 28, by mkarcher
Jo22 wrote on 2023-04-16, 14:53:
@mKarcher That's all fine and true, but couldn't you have used a more.. simple language? Assuming the person you speak to is a b […]
@mKarcher That's all fine and true, but couldn't you have used a more.. simple language?
Assuming the person you speak to is a beginner (or new to the specific matter), the flood of information isn't exactly helpful.
The quote is just a reminder that simple language has its place, even when it comes to smart people.
I am quite aware that the person I am replying to is likely a beginner. That's exactly why there is such a flood of information. There is a lot of things to understand, and thus a lot of things need to be explained. If I expected to be talking to an experienced troubleshooter, my reply could have been: "Try one bank of memory at once; try disabling expanded memory; EMM386 is for software EMS, you deal with hardware EMS". The remaining of the post is just meant to be explaining what this means, explaining the required concepts in a way that even the beginner is able to understand what all this stuff is about.
If you consider my explanation un-understandable for beginners, feel free to provide a more succint answer to the questions of the OP. Furthermore it might help to point out at what point I failed to use beginner-adequate language. I tried to choose words wisely to make them more beginner-friendly, like calling the EMS page frame a "window", and not talking about the concept of "pages" at all.