Each year, the Nominations committee of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) holds elections. The process is well-ordered: The current first vice president runs for president. The current second vice president runs for first vice president. The Nominations committee selects two people to compete for … Read More
Somebody rewrote the FAQ regarding the Adobe/Macromedia merger: Daring Fireball: Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Adobe’s ‘FAQ’ Regarding Their Acquisition of Macromedia
The Adobe/Macromedia is now being described as a content management play: The friendly acquisition of Macromedia by Adobe bodes well for both companies: Adobe has been perceived as lacking direction in recent times. It has steadily built up its document management capability, helped by the … Read More
This year’s WritersUA conference had excellent content, as always, but I wasn’t too happy about its venue, the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. Joe Welinske has just announced venues for upcoming events, and I am happy to see Palm Springs, California. That should be a … Read More
Some have suggest that the merged company be renamed. “Macrobe” appears to be the leading contender. There is lots of anxiety about software, especially where the two product lines intersect. Illustrator or Freehand? GoLive or DreamWeaver? I would bet on the tool with better market … Read More
Have you thought about the evolution of publishing recently? Here’s someone who has: Typewriting (like most handwriting) is a process of applying ink to paper and making the text readable — in more or less one operation (by pressing down keys, letters are punched on … Read More
I’ve been skeptical about starting a blog. Then I read this article (Updated: January 2017 to fix link)–a fascinating discussion of how digital publishing affects text cycles. My comments in the detailed post, next.