With 2011 waning, people are contemplating what 2012 will bring for technical communication. Our profession is changing rapidly, so intelligent conversations about the future of tech comm are essential. All that smart talk has absolutely nothing to do with this post.
Let me qualify (heavily): this is, seriously, a rant. I started at Scriptorium in June (2010), and since then I’ve learned more than I did in my entire time in the tech comm MS program I was enrolled in. And what’s more, the knowledge I’ve … Read More
Want to get me riled up? You can easily achieve that by making me feel stupid while reading your blog. I read a lot of blogs about technology, and I’ll admit that I’m on the periphery of some of these blogs’ intended audiences. That being … Read More
For Kai Weber, a good manager is pivotal in making a job satisfying: It’s the single most important factor in my satisfaction with a job. Nothing else shapes my memory and my judgment of a past job as much. What really tests the mettle of … Read More
In his latest blog entry, Neil Perlin explains how important it is for technical writers to have an understanding of business issues. With such knowledge, they can contribute to cost justifications for decisions that affect them directly. I couldn’t agree more with that. It is … Read More
I love food. I enjoy cooking and I especially enjoy eating. One of my favorite web sites is epicurious.com, and the kitchen shelf devoted to cookbooks sags alarmingly. Many Saturday mornings, you will find me here. But I am not happy about how recipes have … Read More
Confession time: I don’t like podcasts. And I think I know why. I am a voracious reader. And by voracious, I mean that I often cook with a stirring spoon in one hand and a book in the other. I go through at least a … Read More