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Gordon R. Meyer
A new software distribution method. SoftwareToGo, drives another nail into the coffin of printed manuals and documentation. SoftwareToGo is software sold through a computer-based kiosk at CompUSA stores. Customers can browse and search through hundreds of titles, and see screenshots and details about the products that interest them. To purchase, swipe a credit card and receive a bar-coded ticket. Take the ticket to an employee, who will burn you a CD, put it in a DVD-style case, and send you on your way.
While USA Today's story says that you'll also get instructions for the program, details provided to Apple Developer Connection members make it clear that printed documentation is limited to a single sheet of "getting started" information.