Re: SkillTech Seminar-Const. Online Docs

Subject: Re: SkillTech Seminar-Const. Online Docs
From: "James M.Lockard" <norton -at- MCS -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 07:30:44 -0600

Techwr-lers,

Linda Gallagher posted:

>The St. Louis chapter of STC is offering the SkillTech Seminar:
>Constructing Online Documentation.

I've been to two seminars on constructing online documentation: one from
SkillTech and Conrad Gottfreidson and another from Seminars in Usable
Design and William Horton. After attending both seminars, I found I learned
much more from the second.

While Mr. Gottfreidson (forgive me if I'm mispelling his name) was a fine
lecturer and some of the concepts described were valid, I did not come away
with a feeling of competance and understanding. In short, I felt I could
have learned the same information from reading a book.

Mr. Horton (a _true_ online doc. guru) did a much better job. The concepts
covered seemed relevant. Moreover, the key concepts and skills were
discussed and then practiced. Overall, Horton's seminar was more
intelligent, educational, useful and enjoyable.

What's my point? Only this: if you can go to only one seminar, go to Horton's.

BTW, aside from attending both seminars I have no relationship with either
organization.

James Lockard
norton -at- mcs -dot- net

"I meant what I said, and I said what I meant."
-- Horton the Elephant


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