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Tri-XML is the XML interest group for the Research Triangle area,
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ANNOUNCE: SnagIt Wins PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award
Dan the technical writer stopped in the dairy aisle for his favorite
flavor of yogurt. Unfortunately, they were out of Mixed Berry, so he
settled for Peach.
He moved on to the produce section to get some Granny Smith apples.
They were all out of those, so he got some Red Delicious.
As he was checking out, the cashier asked happily, "Did you find
Dan decided to be straight with her. "No, I didn't. You were out of
two things I wanted," he said. "I'm not blaming you - I know it's out
of your control. However, I'd like to tell you a little about my job.
I'm a technical writer. My tool of choice is SnagIt - the leading
screen capture software."
"In fact," he said, as the line grew behind him, "SnagIt just won the
PC Magazine Editors' Choice award for screen capture utilities for the
SECOND year in a row. Isn't that great?"
"Um . . . " the cashier said, clearly unsure of the correct response.
"My point is," Dan said, "that SnagIt wins awards because it does what
it says it's going to do - you can take any image, any text, any
action - off your screen and send it where you need it to go. It's
reliable. It's there for me. I don't have to wonder if the Text
Capture flavor is going to be on that shelf. Or if the Editor gets
trucked in that day."
He gathered up his groceries, and turned to the people in line. "You
have a choice where to shop. Everyone - try out the PC Magazine
Editors' Choice award-winning SnagIt!"
On his way out, he stopped by the magazine rack. He couldn't help but
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