TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 25, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 25, 2013
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Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:35:25 -0500

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It’s been a very busy week on the email discussion
with threads ranging from dealing with sudden unemployment, tracking
documentation requests, and assorted usage questions. The one that caught
my attention though, came from Victoria Wroblewski, and offers a quick
glimpse into the real-life challenges those of us in technical
communication face when a new technology makes its debut. What to do when
you’re a software technical writer, and one of the big guys launches a new
version of a ubiquitous operating system?

We like to cover a whole range of trends, Big Ideas, and other
paradigm-shifting topics about the world of technical communication. This
thread, and some of the other great discussions this week serve as a good
reminder that our world also involves daily work that might appear
pedestrian and boring to the average consumer, but in the end can make a
difference in how they interact with products of all sorts.

Take a look at the *Documenting in Windows 8 - Click? Press?
* thread, and add your thoughts and experiences to the discussion. Then
spend a little time catching up on Craig Cardimon’s Tech Writer This
giggling over our classic humor piece from Lisa
voting in the weekly
and learning the differences between content management
courtesy of Jacquie Samuels. In short, be an active part of our technical
communication community.

Have a great weekend!

-Connie and the gang at TechWhirl
In Case You Missed it: This Week @ TechWhirl

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- Tech Writer This Week January 24, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- Technical Writing Humor: The Sidelines on Job Interviews, by Lisa
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- Technical Communication Poll: Technology Advances We’d Like to See|
- Managing Information: Types of Content Management Systems Explained,
by Jacquie Samuels |

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