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Subject:Re: Get a job at a dot.bomb From:Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 27 Feb 2001 09:31:26 -0800
Andrew Plato wrote:
> As for tech writing...what I am seeing is companies waiting until the last
> minute and then calling people like me to come in and slap a doc-set together
> very quickly. The project plans are giving less and less time and resources to
> tech pubs. I have five "slap-jobs" running right now and just finished two.
> That's rare. Usually I get only 1 or 2 a quarter spaced out with longer
I call this type of work documentation triage. It may be becoming
larger in Vancouver, too. Since Christmas, I've had three offers of
triage work. I wasn't too disappointed to have to turn them down for
lack of time.
> Wireless networking is a really hot area as is network security as well.
> Clusters I suspect have a limited lifetime. I think the infrastructure aspect
> of them is too daunting for companies. Perhaps it is just because the
> technologies are still maturing.
You're right. Currently, cluster technology is more in the
development stage than the deployment stage - even though it's been
around for a while. I wouldn't expect their widespread use for
another year or two. And, of course, not every business needs them.
Techies love them, though.
But, like the other areas we've mentioned, clusters do require some
fairly advanced knowledge. My own work includes some quasi-cluster
technology, and it certainly keeps me scrambling.
Bruce Byfield 317.833.0313 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com
Director of Marketing and Communications,
Progeny Linux Systems
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if
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