The State of the Tools

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The state of the XML tool universe is…strange. In one corner, we have enterprise tools with enterprise price tags and enterprise implementation costs. This corner consists of the following Big, expensive content management systems (think Vasont and Documentum) Big, expensive served-based content production systems (think … Read More

Tech writers in the media

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I was listening with half an ear to NPR’s Weekend Edition when the puzzler segment came on. During the interview, we hear that the winner, Judy from Lexington, Mass., “leads a group of technical writers at Sybase.” After that, they had my undivided attention as … Read More

The phone ate my homework

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At the STC conference, I used my handy camera phone to take a picture of Adobe’s FrameMaker booth, complete with FrameMaker product manager. I planned to post that picture here. [envision the lovely FrameMaker booth with Adobe representation] Unfortunately, the phone ate the picture. You’ll … Read More

DocFrame case study

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At the STC conference in Seattle, there was a case study session on our DocFrame solution delivered by Vici Koster-Lenhardt of Coca-Cola and Michael Plattner of ITL. A PowerPoint file with their slides is available here. If you’re considering structure implementation, and want to do … Read More

Free the Chapter!

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Sean McGrath argues that the separation of content into files and directories is an artificial one that should go away. ITworld.com – Books/chapters and directories/files – dichotomies considered harmful Imagine a world in which the file system explorer is the top level application. It manages … Read More

Atlas Shrugged

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With apologies to all, I simply can’t stop myself from using that title. Quadralay has released their latest incarnation of WebWorks Publisher, now called ePublisher Pro. While under development, the product was code-named Atlas. Press release In the FrameMaker details section, you find this: IntelliStyles … Read More