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Confessions of a Failed Technical Communicator

“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned! I am a failure in technical communications.” OK, perhaps in many eyes, I haven’t been a failure in technical communications. It will be five years this spring since I graduated with my Masters … Continue reading

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What Can Technical Communication Do After The U.S. Election?

In the past week, the United States had an important election for its next President. The election results, to say the least, have been controversial. While I’m not one to usually talk politics on this website, I’ll simply say that … Continue reading

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So You Want to Be an Instructional Designer? | EdSurge News

Good listener. People person. Lifelong learner. Sound like you? No, we’re not trying to arrange a first date. These are some common traits of people with successful careers in a booming job market: instructional design. Colleges, K-12 schools and companies … Continue reading

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How Statistics Solved a 175 Year Old Mystery About Alexander Hamilton

What do Alexander Hamilton, Harry Potter, and Bayesian Statistics Have in Common? Source: How Statistics Solved a 175 Year Old Mystery About Alexander Hamilton Oh, when I read this, I knew this would appeal to the history geek in me, … Continue reading

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BBC – Capital – Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators

In a room full of non-native speakers, ‘there isn’t any chance of understanding’. It might be their language, but the message is often lost Source: BBC – Capital – Native English speakers are the world’s worst communicators The BBC has … Continue reading

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Will Tablets Replace PCs? Part 2

Four years ago, I wrote a post that was in response to RJ Jacquez’s post on his blog about the advent of the Microsoft Surface’s release. My response to RJ Jacquez’s question: Will Tablets replace PCs? RJ’s argument was that while … Continue reading

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The other day, I had jury duty. I was rather anxious on a number of levels, but mostly because I was fearful of being chosen for a jury that would last more than a day or two, because I had … Continue reading

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BBC – Culture – The language the government tried to suppress

Most of Singapore’s population speak the unofficial language or dialect known as Singlish. But why would the government rather it went away? James Harbeck takes a look. Source: BBC – Culture – The language the government tried to suppress This … Continue reading

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Canon–you need better tech writers

In the last week, I have purchased two new (to me) pieces of technology. The first was an upgrade to an iPhone SE from my iPhone 5S.  I decided not to get the iPhone 7 because I had some serious … Continue reading

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John E. McIntyre’s trigger warning about taking his editing class- Baltimore Sun

Take a seat, school’s back in session. Here’s John E. McIntyre’s “trigger warning” to new students at his editing class at Loyola University Maryland. Source: John E. McIntyre’s trigger warning – Baltimore Sun I highly, highly encourage you to watch … Continue reading

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