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Richard Mateosian
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Resistance is Futile
This time I look at a book that claims to reveal the shape
of our technological future. The technological climate is changing. Ice is turning
to water, and there’s no going back. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces
That Will Shape Our ...
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DITA
The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) emerged
from a long line of internal IBM projects based on an earlier markup language
called SGML. Approximately 10 years ago, IBM bequeathed DITA to the world as an
open source project. You can read all abo...
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Writing Well
This time I review an unusual style guide, but to fully
understand it, you should know about -- and I hope look at --  four other books, which I discuss briefly in
notes at the end. The Sense of Style:
the Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Cent...
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The Future of Work
This time I look at a book that describes the author's
experience working for a company with essentially no physical offices and with
workers all over the globe. He draws some conclusions about the future of work. The Year Without Pants: Wordpress.com and t...
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This article appears in slightly different form in the Jul/Aug 2014 issue of IEEE Micro © 2014 IEEE. This time I look at books that talk about how to do
something. All of the somethings are related to words and writing. Making Word 2010 Work for You: An Edi...
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This article appears in slightly different form in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of IEEE Micro © 2013 IEEE. This time I look at two books that provide
insight into how to solve technical design problems. Design Appreciation Design for Hackers: /Reverse-Engineering...
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While we're on the subject of slightly bogus photos -- I think this one is from the STC conference in Sacramento in 2011
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Ran into an OLD friend at the JavaOne conference last week.
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My solution for paying the government's bills without raising taxes or borrowing: Sell naming rights on the Capitol Building, Monuments, National Parks, and so forth. It could raise a lot.

How about naming rights on the Affordable Care act. It might be a lot more popular with a different name -- Obama Care drives certain people to madness.
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