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As part of a team building and motivation exercise my company has issued
a challenge to produce an example of our department's product as it will
look in the year 2010.
What do you think will have happened to technical writing by then?
* Will user manuals still be necessary?
* How will they be documented?
* How will they be distributed? - on paper, over the internet, or by
some other means?
* How will the problems of language, local functionality etc. be dealt
The idea is to have fun and stimulate interest in our work, I thought
someone might have some imaginative/realistic ideas for us to start
from. I'll let you know what we come up with!
Perhaps people should mail me individually, although it might be
interesting to discuss some ideas through the list.
If there is any existing research or information available about this
topic, I'd love to have a look at it.