TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 4, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 4, 2013
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Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2013 06:27:20 -0500

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Happy New Year! How many times have you typed the wrong year in the last
four days? Generally it takes the gang at TechWhirl about a month to get
used to typing the correct year, but there’s always at least one or two
obsessive proofreaders among the vocal technical communication community,
so we’re not too worried that 2012 will show up in the wrong place.

Four days into the new year, how many resolutions have you broken thus far?
Or did you make any? Wander over to this week’s technical communication
poll and let us know what kinds of professional resolutions you’re making
(and we hope keeping.)

So many traditions to uphold… Looks back at the previous year, looks ahead
to what might happen in the year before us… At TechWhirl we do our part to
uphold them all. Before we rang in the new year, Mike McCallister gave us a
great summary of the top articles of
and Craig Cardimon treated us to a recap of the top poll
the year. Then Connie Giordano programmed her virtual GPS to see what
trends are shaping up for technical communication in

As you ease back into the work schedule, we hope you find a few minutes to
peruse TechWhirl, or start a conversation on the email discussion list.
It’s always better to roll into the new year with a few friends and
colleagues to share the journey … Perhaps one of our traditions should be
to create some new clichés for the new year?

Have a great weekend!

-The gang at TechWhirl

In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

*New features and articles on <>**

- Tech Writer This Week January 3, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- A Vision of 2013: Five Technical Communication Trends, by Connie
Giordano |
- Technical Communication Poll: Professional Resolutions for 2013 |
- Top Technical Communication Polls of 2012, by Craig Cardimon |

*Technical Communication news on<>

- Adobe Releases FrameMaker 10 Update to Resolve Launch Issue |
- W3C Releases New Definitions for HTML5 and Canvas 2D |

*Tech Comm Jobs:*

- Technical Communication Job Summary December 30, 2012 |

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