technology-free brochures

French translation: documentation conviviale

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English term or phrase:technology-free brochures
French translation:documentation conviviale
Entered by: WWright454

07:56 Feb 8, 2001
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English term or phrase: technology-free brochures
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Then, for your customers : We are making available, free of charge special tools to help you educate your IT-unaware clients. This includes :
Our « Networking Basics and Benefits » and « Internet for small Business » technology-free brochures, our « Return on Investment Calculator » CDROM which shows the business benefits and cost justification of networking for your specific customer.

I'm really not sure what this means, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
WWright454
United States
Local time: 16:17
documentation conviviale
Explanation:
référence à la facilité d'utiliation :

l'expression paraît une variante de "user-friendly", c'est-à-dire simple, sans ce jargon qui terrorise souvent les utilisateurs.

J'utiliserais "documentation" parce que c'est un terme neutre -- qui peut rendre à la fois le singulier et le pluriel; les brochures, les guides, etc.

Il peut évidemment s'agir de guides ou de brochures
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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 23:17
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merci beaucoup!!
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nadocuments sans jargon
Didier Fourcot
nabrochures à l'usage du profane
Louis RIOUAL
nadocumentation conviviale
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.


  

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1 hr
documentation conviviale


Explanation:
référence à la facilité d'utiliation :

l'expression paraît une variante de "user-friendly", c'est-à-dire simple, sans ce jargon qui terrorise souvent les utilisateurs.

J'utiliserais "documentation" parce que c'est un terme neutre -- qui peut rendre à la fois le singulier et le pluriel; les brochures, les guides, etc.

Il peut évidemment s'agir de guides ou de brochures

Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 23:17
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 497
Grading comment
merci beaucoup!!
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5 hrs
brochures à l'usage du profane


Explanation:
Brochures intended for readers who are not familiar with technology

Louis RIOUAL
Local time: 23:17
PRO pts in pair: 434

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18 hrs
documents sans jargon


Explanation:
"technology" est ici à interpréter comme ce qui rebute le lecteur, donc à traduire plutôt par l'idée: ce qui freine la lecture. Jargon a cette connotation, alors que la technologie est plutôt une valeur positive pour l'instant en France.
On pourrait aussi suggérer simplement "documents grand public"

Didier Fourcot
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