Category Archives: Blog

Still in the Top 40!

It certainly came as a surprise to see my name on a list of “influential” technical communicators again this year. I consider myself honored to be in such a list of influencers. In 2014, the fourth year I’ve been on … Continue reading

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Mobile Feast

In keeping with what he has written in Mobile First, Luke Wroblewski, alias @LukeW, presented some great ideas about web interface design. He is a proponent of considering mobile devices and considering them first when designing web sites. At the … Continue reading

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The Currentness of the Collaborative Cloud

Offline to All-line Once upon a time we talked about working “offline” as a way of saying that we were working on paper or in person, away from and apart from a computer. As more of our work moved to … Continue reading

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Succint On-Site Online Survey

Recently Brian Calder asked me to participate in the beta program of a really cool mini-survey tool called Xurtle. http://blog.xurtle.com/beta-program See the survey on the right side of this blog – it’s a survey I created using Xurtle. This is … Continue reading

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Correctness and Coherence on Twitter

Background Michael Harvey (@mtharveyrunner) recently raised the question about whether grammar, spelling, punctuation, and subject-verb agreement in tweets (that is, posts on Twitter) matter. It is not a new topic. We can summarize a few. But when dig a little … Continue reading

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Dim Sum and Then Some

The STC Carolina Chapter did a great job of hosting the Best of Show judging at their most recent chapter meeting this past week. It was held in a restaurant called Dim Sum House and all fourteen of us judges … Continue reading

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Comments from the Peanut Gallery

Okay, I’ve received several communications about how I didn’t allow comments on my blog. Well, I’m trying to rectify the situation but I’m not sure I can turn on comments for posts I’ve already posted. I hope as of this … Continue reading

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