TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Interesting side note here: Jeremy Rifkin ("The Age of
Access") says the new economy is driving accountants
nuts because all the things they're used to measuring
are going away. Plant, equipment, patents, etc. are
all leased, outsourced, etc. Nike doesn't make
sneakers, it designs and markets them. How do you
evaluate a company that has as its primary asset "a
really good idea"...?
In my experience, technical publications metrics are
baloney, BTW...Better: usability testing/surveys of
users (internal and external).
--- Stephen -dot- MacDonald -at- Aspect -dot- com wrote:
> Andrew Plato wrote:
> >So, before you dismiss the productivity metrics or
> new technologies,
> >that just because you can't measure it - doesn't
> mean it isn't there.
> On the face of it, this statement may be true, but
> it has an ominous
> implication. If something can't be measured, then
> it can't be managed
> effectively. If the new economy is not measurable,
> then it could just as
> well cause us trouble as bring us benefit. A flip
> of the coin is not good
> odds in this context.
> Steve MacDonald
> Aspect Communications, Inc.
-- Mark Dempsey
Do You Yahoo!?
Get Yahoo! Mail ? Free email you can access from anywhere! http://mail.yahoo.com/