TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for February 22, 2013

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for February 22, 2013
From: INKtopia Admin <admin -at- inktopia -dot- net>
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Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:07:26 -0500

It’s been a far-ranging week here at TechWhirl, and a short break is in
order to provide a helpful technical communication recap. On Monday, we
tickled the funny bone with Yehoshua Paul’s Genesis of Technical Writing
and Engineering<>.
Tuesday brought a chance to vote and chat on how we react and respond to
criticism of our
Wednesday was back-to-basics with a classic piece answering lots of
questions on Indexing<>.
Craig Cardimon curated another fascinating week of
luminaries around the web.

Today may only be the fifth day, but we feel somewhat inclined to take a
rest (Friday just has that effect, no matter how the rest of the week
worked out). If you’re slowing down at the office, ready to drift into the
weekend, it’s probably a good opportunity to at least look like you’re
working -catch up on a busy week of
check out our latest research
follow the latest threads on the email discussion
peruse the latest job opportunities <>—you know
the routine.

If you don’t know the routine, then welcome to TechWhirl :-) Visit a while
and join the conversations, or start one of your own. It’s a friendly
bunch, just remember to bring your own coffee (or tea).

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 21 2013, by Craig Cardimon |
- Technical Communication Foundations: Indexing FAQ, by Lori Lathrop |
- Technical Communication Poll: Handling Conflict Over Your Work |
- Humor: The Genesis of Technical Writing and Engineering, by Jehoshua
Paul |

*Technical Communication news on<>

- iFixit University Technical Writing Program Expands with Educator
Workshop |
- Autodesk Premieres 3D Building Instructions for LEGO MINDSTORMS |
- Acrolinx 3.0 Released with Outlook Support |
- DITAToo Releases Survey Results on Converting Legacy Content to DITA |
- oXygen XML Editor 14.2 debuts with support for XML Schema 1.1 |

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