Because, that’s why


Because, that's why

Inevitably, when I ask how do something on a technical support site, I get unhelpful people replying with “why?”. If I blog a potential solution to a niche problem, I get people asking “but why would you want to?”.

On the one hand, they’re perfectly valid responses for those lacking a certain degree of empathy. If you’ve never had to do something, or solve a very specific problem, why would this Ruben person have to? On the other hand, you have different fingers.

Rather than expending further energy justifying problem solving, rather than the problem solving itself, I’ve created this post to refer people to henceforth.

If you find yourself linked to this page, may you find your answer. Cheers!

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Ruben Schade is a technical writer and infrastructure architect in Sydney, Australia who refers to himself in the third person. Hi!

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