Tag Archives: Lessons learned

Doing Well by Doing Good

In the late 1930’s, two significant political figures discovered new technology. At the time, the new technology was called Radio. And both of these political figures discovered, pretty much in parallel, its power and influence. One of these figures was Nazi … Continue reading

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Preserving Golden Opportunities

Well, cherry picking season passed long ago, but it was followed hard by apricot season. It’s really been a remarkable year for apricots. The variety of apricots in our region is essentially biennial. Oh, they produce some fruit in the … Continue reading

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The Gestalt of Bookkeeping

Well!  The STC election is over (I won). The spring conference season is over – at least for me, with many successes and then – the one I didn’t do so well at. The home stretch in this hectic season, … Continue reading

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Find Your User’s Voice

I’m working on an interesting problem these days. I have a client who is about to release a new software product. I can’t tell you what it does, for obvious reasons, but I can tell you that it does some … Continue reading

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What’s Emotion Got to do with Technical Communication?

I’ve just returned from the 12th Consciousness Reframed conference, in Lisbon. This conference, started by my friend Roy Ascott, is based on the idea that we can raise our level of consciousness using a combination of scientific research and mental … Continue reading

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My sister didn’t go to the STC Technical Communication Summit. I did. Here’s how it happened.

It’s been a long time since I posted here. Despite the conventional wisdom about blogging, I only post when I really have something to say.  I’ve been needing to think about this one for a while, and my thoughts are … Continue reading

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Oral Tech Comm

This, too, is technical communication, and it enters perfectly into the “humanist nerd” camp. This TED talk has made a few rounds, but is worth viewing, or reviewing. Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain researcher who got an insight into … Continue reading

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