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Mark Steel Supports Save Our Rec!

Multi-talented Mark Steel grew up in Swanley. Mark is a brilliant comedian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and also a fantastic author.

Mark is a life long socialist, fighting against inequality and injustice. 25 more words


Why is it so important that STC survive?

Mark Baker, commenting on my post about STC and its future, asked me a question:

Larry, I have to ask why you think it is so important that the STC survive per se?

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Technical Communication

#STC16 – The Lightning Talks – You stink at email: Why spend time writing something nobody wants to read?

This lightning talk will take a look at business email and our bad habits that ensure deletion.
And then we’ll talk about Christy.

Here’s some… 25 more words


Volunteers needed to support a book project this June – outside of Brussels.

Second Hand English Book Sale for Charity:

Please take a look at the details below to see if you can support us.  We are in need of short bursts of support – about 1 to 2 hours at a time, on Saturday 11 June. 434 more words


STC: Growing in Numbers and Relevance

In the runup to the 63rd annual STC Summit, now underway, I posted some thoughts on how the event has shrunk since the late 1990s. The post drew a lot of insightful comments about the Summit and about conferences in general. 714 more words

Technical Communication

Scaling (down) the Summit

Next week, technical communicators from around the world will convene at the STC Summit in Anaheim, California.

The last time the Summit was held in Anaheim, in 1998, it attracted more than 2,000 people — about 3 times the number that’s expected next week. 217 more words

Technical Communication

Mexico City’s Women-only metro carriages: should it be a long-term strategy?

Oscar Wong
Global Leadership Initiative Fellow
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
The University of Sheffield

When Jeremy Corbyn suggested reserving carriages for women in the London Underground, there was a… 570 more words