The Boston Chapter hosts several workshops every year to allow members a hands-on and an in-depth look at specific topic of interest in technical communication. Workshop are always Saturday mornings and provide a unique opportunity to learn and network with your peers.
- Gutenberg in the Next Millennium -- The Evolution of the "Book" and What It Means to You (April, 1999)
- Staying Well at Work (May, 1999)
The Next Workshop
Neil Perlin (HyperWord Services) has created a brand-new workshop for us on Saturday April 10. "What," he asks, "will become of the 'book' in the next twenty, fifty, one hundred years?" From the Focus pages of the Boston Globe to the futuristic articles in avant-garde industry journals, to the way-out dreams on start-up Web sites, everyone's beginning to wonder the same thing.
And many Technical Communicators are wondering what it will mean for them - writers, editors, layout specialists, illustrators, information designers, and trainers - as we prepare technical information for delivery on these new platforms. Also, documentation managers would like to know what changes might be needed in planning and preparing IT staff members.
To answer some of these questions (and perhaps to raise some new ones), for our April workshop, Neil has arranged a few demonstrations of some possible next-generation "books." Scheduled demonstrations include these devices:
After we get a chance to play with the demo devices, in the second half of the workshop, Neil will tell us his thoughts on what it all means to us, including information about these aspects of our work:
- Technical specifications for many of the devices
- Tools that we may need to learn so that we can create information and deliver it on these new platforms
- Some of the possible implications for society
Time and Place
Breakfast and coffee at 9:30; workshop from 10 to 1;
Box lunch, questions, and networking from 1 to 2 p.m.
Weston Public Library
Cost and Registration
The fee includes coffee in the morning and lunch.DOOR PRIZE: One PALM III connected organizer
To register, send check or money order (payable to Boston Chapter, STC) to:
26 Astral Ave
Providence, RI 02906-3422
Please include with your check:
- Your name
- Workshop date or dates
- Phone number (so that we can notify you of cancellation, for instance, in case of severe weather)
From Route 128/I-95 North or South
- Take the exit for Route 20 West.
- Follow Route 20 West until the first set of traffic lights.
- Turn left onto School Street. The Weston Public Library is on the right, about .5 mile from Route 20.
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