Confessions Of An Aging Technical Writer

  According to the Society For Technical Communication, technical writing is defined as ‘…the discipline of transforming complex information into usable content for products, processes and service.’ I remember when that definition was accurate. Those were the days when transforming meant something different than it does today. Back when media was a tool and notContinue reading “Confessions Of An Aging Technical Writer”


INSTRUCTIONS: Read each question carefully. Answer all questions. Time limit: 4 hours. Begin immediately. HISTORY: Describe the history of the papacy from its origins to the present day, concentrating especially, but not exclusively, on its social, political, economic, religious and philosophical impact on Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Be brief, concise and specific. MEDICINE: YouContinue reading “A TEST FOR TECHNICAL WRITERS”

Yo ho, Yo ho, A Pilot’s Life For Me

“Take the control, will ya?” Bert’s command resonated over the sound of twin engines when his Cessna 310 reached five thousand feet and leveled off over Milpitas. We were heading north on the return leg of our daily commute, having departed from San Jose’s Mineta airport, and heading toward Oakland International. “Can’t I sit thisContinue reading “Yo ho, Yo ho, A Pilot’s Life For Me”