Boston Broadside
January/February 2003
Vol. 60,  No. 3
 Newsletter of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication

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A Sock Hop???

By Marguerite Krupp

That's right! To raise money to create the Helen Loeb Scholarship, the Boston Chapter held a fifties-style sock hop in the fall of 1987 at Hillcrest Hall in Waltham. No poodle skirts were in evidence, and we didn't make much money, but everyone had a good time. Mercifully, the chapter found other ways of funding this annual scholarship!

Learning a new step raises the question of whether technical writers can follow directions as well as write them.  
Learning a new step raises the question of whether technical writers can follow directions as well as write them.  

Now these are real dancers . . . and some of them are even wearing socks!  
Now these are real dancers . . . and some of them are even wearing socks!  

Our Sock-Hop DJ, with turntables and real vinyl records. We understand that the shoes in front of the table did NOT belong to him.  
Our Sock-Hop DJ, with turntables and real vinyl records. We understand that the shoes in front of the table did NOT belong to him.  

Marguerite Krupp is an Associate Fellow of STC and a member of [email protected], the Society-level committee working on the STC's Golden Anniversary Celebration.

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