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Hyperland is a 50-minute long documentary film about hypertext and surrounding technologies. It was written by Douglas Adams and produced and directed by Max Whitby…

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is so awesome! I came across this via one of my Doctor Who connections/groups on Google+. Of course, having Tom Baker (the actor who played the 4th Doctor) and Douglas Adams (most known as the author of "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy") doesn’t hurt! We talked a lot about hypertext theory when I was a tech comm grad student, and having a good understanding of this applies to all technical communicators–what is your content? How did your audience get to that content? How do we personalize it? Where could your audience be directed from your content? I wish I had known about this little documentary back in grad school! I think it would’ve been most helpful–and a fun way to learn the basics, even if the context is a little outdated since this was made in the early 1990s.  A good refresher for all technical communicators!  


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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