RE: Winwriters Feedback

Subject: RE: Winwriters Feedback
From: John Garison <jgarison -at- ide -dot- com>
To: "'Don Lammers'" <DonLammers -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>, "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:55:34 -0500

As one of the Help U principals, I can attest that we made a point of
ensuring we had a full track of WinHelp sessions. Nevertheless, people
stayed away in droves ...

It's a TOUGH business to succeed in, believe me. Don't fall for the Mickey
Rooney/Judy Garland thing ... Just because you have some expertise and a
place doesn't mean you can have a successful and profitable conference ...

Regards to all the ex-Help U attendees,

John

John Garison
Documentation Manager
Integrated Development Enterprise, Inc.
150 Baker Avenue Extension
Concord MA 01742-2174

978.402.2907 Voice
978.318.9376 Fax


-----Original Message-----
From: Don Lammers [mailto:DonLammers -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM]
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 11:52 PM
Subject: Re: Winwriters Feedback


>>I think that Joe wants nothing more to do with WinHelp.<<

That's my impression.

>>Someone needs to sponsor a WinHelp-only conference...I bet it would be
well-attended.<<

Probably, but who's going to do it. Help-U was great, but they're out of
the business now too.

>>Wanna get in the conference biz? You could do the "creative things you
can do
with dlls" and "translation gotchas" sessions <g>.<<

I'd love to do the speaking part, but not the organizing convention part.
I've been involved in the logistics end of conventions before, and it's not
really something I want to get into again.

Don Lammers




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