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Darin L. Hammond on Writing Style and Einstein

Albert Einstein was a simple man who believed in the scientific principle of Occam’s Razor , paraphrased as:   “when you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the…


Another gem from Darin Hammond. I love the Princeton connection in this! Well, I live in the suburbs of Princeton, after all, where there is Pi Day celebrating the number 22/7 and Albert Einstein’s birthday, and I’m familiar with Cornell West’s presence. But I digress…Darin’s point is clear, and this point is especially important in technical writing, not just in blogging. If you can’t explain a technical thing simply, then you need to think it through until you can. A presidential candidate once said something to the effect of, "If you can’t explain the issues to your grandmother at the kitchen table, then you need to learn the issues better." I’m paraphrasing here, but you get the idea. Read the article. 


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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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