TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 28, 2014

Subject: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 28, 2014
From: TechWhirl Admin <admin -at- techwhirl -dot- com>
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Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:06:53 -0400

TechWhirl headed in a number of different directions this week, so
depending on what you entered in your personal research/reading GPS, you
may have found yourself exploring big data, DITA adoption, tips and tricks
for surviving the work world, or a review of Mark Baker's book, *Every Page
is Page One*. That's in addition to news and the current poll question on
measuring quality in technical content.

Of course if you're hiking through the email list and community forums, you
could easily be distracted by discussions on bars--not the imbibing kind,
but navigation aids to Windows and iOS apps. Style also is the topic of
much debate on the list, but you don't have to know the difference between
Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci, and Christian Dior to participate. You can wax
poetic over MMoS, Apple, Chicago or AP. Head over to our very own project
runway and register for the
to the email list<>.
Don't forget to check out the archives <> for a
little historical perspective on style, location, and all things tech comm.

Turn left or right in 3.4 miles, and then 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 March 27, 2014 |
- Phases of DITA Adoption, by Jacquie Samuels |
- The Help Files: Coping with Office Life and Your Other Life, & Job
Hunting, by Craig Cardimon |
- Big Data, eLearning & Tech Comm: Lessons from ICC 2014 and Beyond by
Jill Parman |
- Book Review: Every Page is Page One is One to Add to your TechComm
Toolbox, by Rachel Houghton |
- Quality Factors for Technical Content (poll) |

*Technical Communication news on

- Acrolinx and MadCap Software Announce Partnership and Product
Integration |
- eXact Learning Solutions and Tribal Sign Distribution Agreement |
- EAC Acquires the Arbortext Business Unit of TerraXML |

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