This blog features occasional digressions in ancient manuscripts, printing, and the like. So I’m delighted to find a similar tangent on words / myth / ampers & virgule: “The Museum Plantin-Moretus (Moretus was Plantin’s son-in-law) houses the oldest extant printing press (amid several other presses … Read More
[updated to strip nasty Word HTML “tags”] I received a request from Adobe today to distribute a questionnaire: The Product Management team at Adobe is working towards defining the future roadmap of its leading Technical Communication products. For this purpose we are trying to collect … Read More
The Wall Street Journal, of all places, has a detailed article about online video and the lack of closed captioning. Though television networks and movie studios are rapidly expanding into Internet distribution, few online videos offer the closed captioning that companies are required by law … Read More
The announcements just keep coming from Adobe today: Mars is the code name for technology being developed by Adobe that provides an Extensible Markup Language (XML)-based representation of Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. (Mars page at Adobe Labs) In the long term, I think this … Read More
[heavy blogging. I must be trying to avoid some unpleasant task.] Most of you probably don’t know that I spent the first two years of my college career as a chemistry major. When push came to shove, I decided that I would rather serve as … Read More
Most web designers are aware of Section 508 requirements, which in essence require web sites to be accessible to persons with disabilities. However, Section 508 applies only to companies that sell to the United States government. Provided you’re willing to give up the U.S. government … Read More
The advances in digital rights management lead to the restriction or elimination of fair use rights. It’s interesting that the Google Print program resides at the opposite extreme.
I have a pattern of learning things The Hard Way. That is, get a book, dive in, and just do it. Eventually, some order emerges from the chaos, and one day, it all starts to make sense. This approach has failed once or twice — … Read More