RE: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 21, 2014

Subject: RE: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 21, 2014
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>, Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:23:16 -0400

Here, it snowed last night. It snowed the night before. We are told to expect some more in the next few days.
The "national" weather guy - the top meteorologist who is also a personable and well-spoken spokesperson as well as a weather-historian hobbyist with books and calendars in his oeuvre - is frequently a guest on TV and radio shows across the country. About a month ago, he mumbled something about "long winter, colder than normal seasons...." and, uncharacteristically dropped from sight immediately after. Perhaps that was in the spirit of: if you can't say something nice, don't say anything.

Last night, the underling who drew the short straw - a well-spoken and photogenic young scientist - put on a brave face and told us that the extended forecast for at least another month, with indications of longer than that, suggested continuing "below-seasonable temperatures".

Now, we all know that weather-predictability drops off exponentially after just a few days, and weather events and trends as far out as a month fall well into SWAG territory. So, what does it say that they aren't even willing to GUESS optimistically?

"Spring"? What's that? I think we missed the memo.

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From: TechWhirl Admin
Sent: March-21-14 9:51 AM
To: Techwr-l
Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 21, 2014

Spring, that time when everything seems fresh and new. Its arrival this week helped us get into the mindset, and we took full advantage by providing some fresh and new information on DITA, especially for those who aren't immersed in it already. Jacquie Samuels' DITA terms, and a Fast 5 video chat that provided a great introduction to Darwin Information Typing Architecture anchored our week.

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