Re: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010

Subject: Re: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010
From: Mike Stockman <mstockman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 16:33:46 -0400

On Jul 1, 2010, at 4:09 PM, Combs, Richard wrote:

> Good advice. But there's a solution for the shortened-link problem. Go to www.longurlplease.com/ and grab either the Firefox extension or the bookmarklet. The latter should work in most browsers.
>
> I learned about Long URL Please from a Maximum PC article, which describes 31 other bookmarklets that you might find useful and/or cool. Check it out: http://www.maximumpc.com/bookmarklets

Thanks, Richard. That looks like a great extension to get around my original objection...

I still dislike shortened URLs. If a longer link is broken by an email program, it's a bug, and shorter URL services are just workarounds until either the sender's or recipient's email software is fixed. I have some sympathy for the "they're ugly" school of thought, but I'll take informative URLs over attractive ones with mystery destinations any day. But if this extension works out, I guess I don't have to care anymore.

Thanks,
Mike
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The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: punit shrivastava
Re: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: Mike Stockman
Re: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: Jimmy Breck-McKye
RE: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: Fred Ridder
RE: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: Combs, Richard

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