TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 25, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for January 25, 2013
From: INKtopia Admin <admin -at- inktopia -dot- net>
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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
list<http://www.techwr-l.com/>,
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?
Select?<http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/1301/techwhirl-1301-00269.html#.UQKhc7836So>
* thread, and add your thoughts and experiences to the discussion. Then
spend a little time catching up on Craig Cardimon’s Tech Writer This
Week<http://techwhirl.com/tech-writer-this-week-for-january-24-2013/>,
giggling over our classic humor piece from Lisa
Higgins<http://techwhirl.com/technical-writing-humor-sidelines-job-interviews/>,
voting in the weekly
poll<http://techwhirl.com/technical-communication-poll-technology-advances-we-like/>,
and learning the differences between content management
systems<http://techwhirl.com/types-of-content-management-systems/>,
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

*New features and articles on http://TechWhirl.com <http://techwhirl.com/>**
:*


- Tech Writer This Week January 24, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
http://bit.ly/WuNpRZ
- Technical Writing Humor: The Sidelines on Job Interviews, by Lisa
Higgins | http://bit.ly/ViUg5d
- Technical Communication Poll: Technology Advances We’d Like to See|
http://bit.ly/StFrKR
- Managing Information: Types of Content Management Systems Explained,
by Jacquie Samuels | http://bit.ly/WR4dkF

*Technical Communication news on
http://TechWhirl.com/news<http://techwhirl.com/news>
:*


- MadCap Mimic 7.0 Released with Support for HTML5 |
http://bit.ly/10K5Zfz

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