RE: Book on Modern Technical Writing

Subject: RE: Book on Modern Technical Writing
From: "Sharon Metzger" <sharon -dot- metzger -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "'Robert Lauriston'" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L Writing'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:22:59 -0400

RL> I find it funny that people think of Markdown / AsciiDoc / whatever plus
static site generators as modern or futuristic. Hand-code markup and then
compile it? What will they think of next!

Indeed -- I've been thinking the same thing, especially since I found people
using LaTeX (outside an academic environment) a year or two ago -- I haven't
touched it since around the time I picked up FrameMaker for the first time.
I got my first tech writing job (undergrad summer job) because I had used
Scribe for my resume
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scribe_(markup_language).

Sharon

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Subject: Re: Book on Modern Technical Writing

I find it funny that people think of Markdown / AsciiDoc / whatever plus
static site generators as modern or futuristic. Hand-code markup and then
compile it? What will they think of next!

Paligo is my idea of what the next generation should look like: SaaS,
browser client, DocBook source, GUI editor, built-in CMS for versioning,
topic reuse, translation, and multiple language support, integrated review
and approval workflow management, integrated tech support so they can work
directly with my docs to fix things, CMS plugin for Oxygen so you can do
things not directly supported by Paligo.
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References:
Re: Book on Modern Technical Writing: From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: Book on Modern Technical Writing: From: mbaker
Re: Book on Modern Technical Writing: From: Robert Lauriston

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