Re: Virtual Department

Subject: Re: Virtual Department
From: Liz Lopez-Aguado <Liz -dot- Lopez-Aguado -at- ENG -dot- SUN -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 10:14:16 -0800

With all due respect, this is a joke isn't it - April's fool kind of

> From TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU Wed Apr 1 10:07:43 1998
> Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 11:02:00 PST
> From: KevinX Feeman <KevinX_Feeman -at- CCM -dot- CH -dot- INTEL -dot- COM>
> Subject: Virtual Department
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> Hey all! Due to cost reductions here at Intel, the technical
> publications department is being disbanded. It was previously all
> contract employees in the department except for one perm employee, which
> is being asked to find employment elsewhere in or out of the company.
> All contracts are not being renewed and I will be the last. The
> engineers and programmers will, after my contract is up, be responsible
> for their own documentation. Yea, right! Like that is going to be a
> good idea!
> Anyway, one of my duties before my contract is up is to create a virtual
> department, using a web page design. Good thing for my resume.
> However, I have little knowledge of this department (I started 6 weeks
> ago) and have never created a web page of this type. What type of
> information, features, etc. would go on this web page? My initial
> thoughts include:
> ú On-line spreadsheet containing list of documents, per product.
> including instructions on how to update spreadsheet.
> ú Templates (including instructions on how to correctly use these
> templates)
> ú Style guide containing how and where styles are used, style
> definitions, sections on table creation, etc.
> ú Guide on how to start a new document using templates on web page
> ú Guide on how to convert document to pdf format
> ú On-line list of acronyms commonly used
> ú Procedure for submitting documents for incorporation to web page
> ú Common editing syntax
> Any other ideas or suggestions? Has anyone ever done this before? Any
> input, advice, or mentorship would be appreciated.
> Sincerely,
> Kevin Feeman
> 47 days to Anaheim!!!!

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