You just haven’t lived until…

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you give a presentation on FrameMaker’s support for DITA (not very good) with six members of Adobe’s FrameMaker team in the audience (wearing logo’d shirts).

Those of you paying close attention in the session would have noticed that I kept glancing over to the left side of the room before saying something particularly negative.

That would have been related to the presence of one of the senior marketing managers in the second row. Compared to that, the engineering manager in the back was only a minor blip.

I think they’re still speaking to me. Perhaps I redeemed myself when I compared FrameMaker’s structured authoring capabilities to Winston Churchill’s comments about democracy. “It’s the worst thing out there — except for all the other choices.”

Tomorrow, I’ll be on a panel to discuss trends in technical communication and doing a brief session on InDesign and XML integration (preview: don’t do it).

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Sarah O'Keefe

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Content strategy consultant and founder of Scriptorium Publishing. Bilingual English-German, voracious reader, water sports, knitting, and college basketball (go Blue Devils!). Aversions to raw tomatoes, eggplant, and checked baggage.

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