technical communication poll

Technical Writer Poll: Replacing “Traditional” Technical Communications

As we take a look at the "basics" of technical communications, we find ourselves asking whether traditional technical communications deliverables--user manuals, administrator guides, release notes, etc.--are going the way of the dodo bird, buggy whips, and the butter churn. Take the poll and add your thoughts to the discussion Continue reading ...

Taking Advantage of Social Media Part I: The Media Are the Message

Tech Writer Today’s The Users’ Advocate column is brought to you by Adobe Systems, Inc. Download a 30-day free trial of Adobe FrameMaker here. In 1964, Marshall McLuhan published Understanding Media, in which the famous phrase “the medium is the message” appeared (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understanding_Media:_The_Extensions_of_Man). McLuhan’s insight was that the medium and the message you convey via […] Continue reading ...