A mercenary view of STC

Sarah O'Keefe / Opinion31 Comments

STC has announced their new dues structure. To summarize: Dues are going up. Printed publications are no longer included in basic dues. No chapter or SIG membership are included in the basic dues. There are still tiered dues for “persons located in low and lower … Read More

Strategy < tactics < execution

Sarah O'Keefe / OpinionLeave a Comment

I read Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done several years ago, and much of this post is based on the information in that book.  Because of a Series of Troublesome Committees, I find myself thinking about three big-picture concepts: strategy, tactics, and execution: Strategy is the … Read More

Got plans for May 2010?

Sarah O'Keefe / Conferences3 Comments

After my summer of complaints and criticism of STC and its various issues, I was more than a little surprised to be asked to manage the Design, Architecture, and Publishing track for next year’s STC Summit. Hoist on my own petard (my obsession with Wordnik continues)…what could I do … Read More

Manifest(o) destiny

Sarah O'Keefe / Opinion8 Comments

Tom Johnson issues a polite manifesto about moving STC’s publications online. (I am distracted by the use of the word manifesto and more so by its Wordnik page. I’d like to blame this problem on the Internet, but I’m pretty sure that the Internet just … Read More

Some thoughts on “free”

Sarah O'Keefe / Opinion11 Comments

Chris Anderson (author of The Long Tail and editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine) has just published Free: The Future of a Radical Price. The book is available (not free) in all the usual outlets, but you can also read it on scribd. For free. Reviews, so … Read More