User manuals are the backbone of any equipment, like the dell manuals to all the different dell products. In its pages, you’ll know all the information about the product regardless of when you may or may not need that information in the future. However, people don’t usually read user manuals anymore.
Why bother to read page by page when you can easily google the answer? Or talk to a customer service representative and have them find the answer for you? As convenient as these ways may sound, there are actually disadvantages to it. Let’s find out.
You are not familiar with the cautions and warnings that come with the product
Unpopular opinion: everything comes with cautions and warnings. Even the smallest and simplest of things. Not reading the manual will cause you to be unaware of what these are. When the situation calls for this knowledge, well, let’s just say there might be grave consequences.
Moreover, it is also important to differentiate these two terms, a warning, and a caution. A warning is a cause of death or injury towards a person. On the other hand, caution is something that can cause injury or destruction.
Things may go wrong in the process and you absolutely have no idea how to solve it
Skipping the manual may cause you to be stuck in a situation where you will eventually have to refer back to the manual. It’s like a cycle that will never end if you just read the manual in the very first place. Reading the manual allows you to digest a lot of information, some of which you think are unnecessary at the moment. However, trust us when we say that you will definitely need that in the future. Plus, you will also save yourself the trouble of getting lost in the momentum of your work.