The End of the Technical Writer? 2.0

Technical Writing is Changing

For just shy of six years, I have been keeping track of the number of technical writer job postings on—the largest job aggregator website in the United States. With the exception of a brief surge in technical writing job postings in late 2015/early 2016, there has been a steady decline in technical writer jobRead More

DITA Spaghetti Conref Becomes Sentient

Artist's impression of the sentient spaghetti conref (with salutations to FSM)

April 1, 2019 Somewhere in the depths of a content repository thought to reside in a high-volume data center in Punkeydoodles Corners, Ontario, a DITA XML-based spaghetti conref was looped back upon its own content enough times and become sentient. In what has been hailed by some baffled computer scientists as a significant, if confusing,Read More