TechWhirl April Fools' Day 2013

Started by Samuel Fool in April of 1856, April Fools' Day has become a worldwide phenomenon that some say spans more than just April 1st. Below are a collection of the TechWhirl's April Fools's Day posts from some of the most enlightened companies and writers on the planet. We thank them for the their time and their great posts. TechWhirl is proud to have covered and broken these stories.

One final thought: Half a bee, philosophically, Must, ipso facto, half not be. But half the bee has got to be Vis a vis, its entity. D'you see? But can a bee be said to be Or not to be an entire bee When half the bee is not a bee Due to some ancient injury? Singing...

technical communication recap

TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for April 5, 2013

Happy April everyone… we love April because we get to do our April Fools’ Day edition, celebrate our anniversary as owners, and start ramping up for the spring explosion of activity. It's a technical communication recap that doesn't promise showers or flowers, but a lot of interesting and funny stuff to start your weekend. Continue reading ...

TechWhirl April Fools' Day

Another Fine April Fools’ Day: Thanks for the Fun

April 1 holds a special place for us here at TechWhirl, We did our first April Fools' Day celebration in 2012, and were delighted with the response from our participants and our readers. We thought it would be hard to top the Valley Girl translation of the Microsoft Manual of Style, or HelpRobo 9, but we were, er... foolishly mistaken. Continue reading ...

XML PRESS ROLLS OUT NEW BRANDING (updated)

LAGUNA HILLS, California – In its continual effort to be out in front of every new trend, XML Press is pleased to premiere its new corporate identity, including a new logo and the first in a series of new covers for its books. It began with Daniel Oppenheimer's article, “Hard-to-Read Fonts Promote Better Recall,” in the March, 2012, issue of The Harvard Business Review, which reported that people learn better when they read content set in a hard-to-read font. Continue reading ...

Study on Productivity May Change the Way Work is Presented

For years, best practices of project management have touted planning, anticipation of risks, and clear communication as the road to efficiency and success, but a recent study has shown that these tenets may not be as effective as once thought. In a recent study designed to measure the impact of different types of stressors on productivity during administrative and creative tasks, researchers may be discovering what executives have known for years. The work will get done in the timeline you give it. Continue reading ...

Yahoo! CEO Bans Technical Writers from Working at Office

The CEO of Yahoo! recently upset a lot of people when she announced that employees would no longer be allowed to work from home, and that all returning employees were going to be put on rotating babysitting duty. However, the public outcry seems to have ignored one of the more puzzling details – technical writers are officially exempt from this new work requirement. Continue reading ...

WebWorks ePublisher

WebWorks Full Optical Opus Learning System Launches Today

AUSTIN, TEXAS–Today WebWorks announces the release of its newest version of ePublisher, 2013.1, featuring WebWorks Full Optical Opus Learning System.  WebWorks Full Optical Opus Learning System  is the next-generation help authoring software and hardware, designed to create a full sensory environment for your users. Forget pesky output formats like PDF, HTML, or Multi-Device, their Full […] Continue reading ...