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Sarah O'Keefe / Opinion1 Comment

In his blog, words / myth / amper & virgule, Dick Margulis focuses mostly on writing and editing. But in today’s entry, he discusses relationships between consultant and client, and I think he summed it up most excellently: “If you are the sort of person … Read More

To DITA or not to DITA?

Sarah O'Keefe / Opinion1 Comment

In a recent discussion on the STCCIC-SIG list, Mark Baker of Analecta Communications provided an excellent analysis of DocBook, DITA, and how they are not the same thing as XML. (The discussion is reproduced here with Mark’s permission.)

Printing and economics

Sarah O'Keefe / OpinionLeave a Comment

Before the invention of movable type, book publishing was technologically possible, but prohibitively expensive. Printing involved carving the contents of a page onto a wooden block — backwards — and then basically stamping that ink-covered block onto a page. Each wooden block was usable only … Read More