TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for February 8, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for February 8, 2013
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2013 11:01:46 -0500

*This week’s update on technical communication and the TechWhirl community
is supported by Platinum sponsor Madcap & their Ultimate Communications
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Yet another “storm of the century” is barreling down on the Northeastern
US, lots of smart content folks have headed west to the Intelligent Content
Conference <> in San Francisco,
and TechWhirl holds down the virtual forts in technical communication,
content and more. Just another typical week in our modern world.

So while you wait to see if your flight is delayed or cancelled, or how
much snow you’ll have shovel, grab a cup of coffee and see what happened
this week on TechWhirl. Another great CCMS educational piece from Jacquie
Samuels <>,
more classic
humor from Lisa
a tech communication poll about other communication tasks you
Tech Writer This Week from Craig
and lots of news and job postings.

On the email discussion list <>, Whirlers are treated
to encore debates on the definitions of technology terms, and questions on
previewing graphics and working with recent and not-so-recent versions of
the most popular tools. Your presence and your thoughts are always
welcome—post a comment to one of our features, or start a thread on the
list. Either way, we love hearing from you.

Have a great weekend!

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

*New features and articles on <>**

- Tech Writer This Week February 7, 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- Technical Writing Humor: From the Sidelines on the Real TW Life, by
Lisa Higgins |
- Technical Communication Poll: What Communication Functions Do You
Handle? |
- Content Management System Litmus Test, by Jacquie Samuels |

*Technical Communication news on<>

- Sharpen Your Personal Brand at the Mid-Atlantic TechComm Conference |
- Technical Communication UK Conference (TCUK) 2013 Call for Proposals
Now Open |
- SDL to Supply EU Institutions with Computer-Aided Translation
Solutions |
- ConceptCodify Online User Experience Research App Launches |

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