Originally Posted by ccontinisio
I may sound harsh, but I think manuals are going to disappear due to digital delivery, or at least they're going to be needed less... It's something like artisans who don't find work anymore...
...wait, I didn't think that even if the manual is digital, someone should make it.
I believe that the delivery method will simply adapt. There are many effective forms of communicating information digitally including interactive eBooks, wiki sites and other content presentation and managent systems.
There will always be the novel and nostalgic value of printed material, however. Personally, I prefer printed manuals that I can read through before I start a game up so I have a basic understanding of what the game is about and what to expect.