Friday, March 09, 2012

Tech Comm Friday (March 9)

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If you're like me, you do your best to keep up with the latest and greatest in our industry, but who has the time? In an effort to make your life just a little easier, I've compiled some of the most attention-grabbing tech comm items from the interwebs in the last week. Behold:
  • Worst. Name. Ever. - Andrew Brooke explores Apple's decision to name the new iPad "The New iPad" and what he thinks a technical writer's approach to this marketing conundrum (is it really that hard?!) would be.

  • Writer's UA Salary Survey - Show me the money! Everyone's looking to pad their wallet, but in this economic climate, you're probably more concerned with keeping your job than getting a fat Christmas bonus. Check out Writer's UA Salary Survey to see how you measure up.

  • Troubleshooters: Resistance to Knowledge Sharing - Have you ever feared that sharing your knowledge with others might make you less valuable? If so, Raymond Calbay writes about some of the common reasons people don't share knowledge and provides some trouble shooting tips to combat such fears.

  • PDFs: Artifacts of a Digital Dark Age - The article title says it all. Michael Stewart explains why PDFs are a thing of the past, and if you're still using them, what you can do about it.

  • A Gift From our Grammar Geeks - Lulu Blog provides a grammar refresher for those of you who might be struggling with the basics. Never refuse a reminder.
And that's it for this week. What did you think? Did I miss anything? Let me know your thoughts and send me your favorite articles from the last week in the comments. 

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