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Subject:RE: Video vs The Written Word From:"Sarah Bouchier" <Sarah -dot- Bouchier -at- exony -dot- com> Date:Tue, 20 Feb 2007 18:16:21 -0000
>Searching for Video can be a simple task if done correctly.
>Keywords, tags, proper naming, etc.
I welcome technology that allows me to find the particular information I
need in even a ten minute video. I just ain't seen it.
>Technology is also coming along in that arena...not an excuse to
>the future, eh
Equally, however, there is no excuse to rush into using new technology
just because it /is/ new.
The job of the technical author in the future will be exactly what it
has always been; use the best possible route to deliver various kinds of
information to the user. Sometimes that will be video, and then we
shall discuss the pros and cons of the different video-producing
software and methods on this list. Often it will be text, and then we
shall discuss how to get around the latest features of Word3000.
And always we shall be both cautious and skeptical, because there is no
one here who hasn't experienced the suffering of spending years
painfully maintaining and updating something that seemed like a good
idea at the time...
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