Byatt of course knows nothing of fandom and could care less. She is above such childish things, naturally.
Equally, I bought an H2Omop X5, which is supposed to steam clean everything except quite possibly my vinyl linoleum. The instructions are visual, with some text, but the text is daunting ('Turn the Lower Cord Wrap to align the cord channel opening with the cord channel in the Extension Handle') and the illustrations do not seem to show anything that I'm seeing with my eyes. My bro, whose sense of spacial relationships and Form Follows Function is much better than mine, succeeded in putting the main body together. But when I started sorting the many bits and trying to relate them to the pictures of same, I realized that eight of them were missing, including the strap that allows one to use the thing as a portable. And this is also my own fault, for buying from Walmart with its fast delivery. Have emailed them and shall hope for the best.