Back: Technical Writing in the Bay Area
T. R. Girill,
STC Fellow, talks about the changes and developments in technical writing
he has witnessed since the late 1970s. One aspect remains consistent
through it all: the principles of communicationtechnical writers
are still the audience advocates they have always been.
Through the Decades
STC Associate Fellow, remembers the time when she used Script VS (the
grandfather of HTML), and Exacto knives as part of her job. The biggest
change, though, is not the tools, but the perception of our profession.
Come a Long Way
began her technical writing career as an applications programmer where
she used archaic embedded languages like TDP/MANU. She explains why
she is relieved that technology has radically improved our jobs with
the arrival of FrameMaker and Word.
Revisited: 20 Years of C-Prompts
interviews Daniel O. Schtukemunder, who is actually the original creator
of DOS! Read all about it in our exclusive scoop...
from the Past
DMV Co-Managing Editor, shares some interesting excerpts from the Pacifica
Log, the first name of our chapters newsletter. Read what chapter
members were thinking about in the 70s.
mission of the Society for Technical Communication is to improve the quality
and effectiveness of technical communication for audiences worldwide.
Devil Mountain Views -- Jan/Feb 2002
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