Tag Archives: Technology

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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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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A Beautiful Example of Transformation

Friends, check out this video: It’s a great example of what Edward Tufte has been writing about for decades, and a marvelous demonstration of the power of simplicity to tell an important story. Check out the site that posted this, … Continue reading

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More About Communities of Interest

In my last post about WikiLeaks, I used the term, “community of interest.”  What’s this all about? Let’s start with a very simple analogy:  Primitive humans, in prehistoric times.  These folks quickly formed communities of interest, based on the paleontological … Continue reading

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Words We Live By

Interesting New York Times article on new Google feature that gives us a sense of key words of our cultures throughout history – or at least, it might…

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The Real Significance of WikiLeaks

The shock value of the WikiLeaks revelations have been dissected and analyzed to death. There would seem to be consensus that we didn’t learn much we didn’t already know from the recent flood of documents exposed by the site. There seems to … Continue reading

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First Rant

I am a technical communicator. “So what is it, exactly, that you do?”  I hear this a lot from people, even people that know me for many years. It used to be easier to explain:  “You know, those manuals that … Continue reading

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