Long before I was a technical writer, I was a technology writer. All the way back in my college days I wrote a column for the school’s newspaper called Technological Anarchy (PDF, sample columns from 1997!). You see I was interested in the sociological effects of technology even
As you might surmise from the books listed above this is not going to be a light blog post. Zuboff’s book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism really describes the zeitgeist and era that we are in, where mega corporations collect, tabulate, and monetize the information we provide
I have never been a huge Facebook fan as evidenced by my varied pieces on the topic: The Feed It’s Just a Webpage Planet of the Software Intellectual The End of the Internet II edX and the Future of the Web Now that the proverbial sh-t has hit the fan, with Facebook loosi
I have been a huge fan of WordPress for more than ten years now. My mal-titled first blog, Reawaken Culture/Decipher Technology used an earlier version of WordPress but I have been following its development throughout, and if not obvious it is what Montreal Tech Writer is built with.
Besides security issues discussed in a previous post, other factors are conspiring to stifle and ultimately threaten the viability of the web. These include the much ballyhooed concept of content shock, as well as the notion that somehow, and just possibly, that > . Content shock as a
Old religions and the priestly hierarchies who largely administer them still propagate the notion that religion is somehow otherworldly. A new crop of theorists and art, though, begins to get at the miraculous of the now, none the least of which is Lee Smolin from Canada’s Perim
As I am taking a break from work as an employee for tech companies to serve my clients I have the time to reacquaint myself with that’s going on in town vis-à-vis tech and culture. From a good WordCamp, to a great Montréal NewTech session at La Commune, to a Meetup at the Bitcoi
In the past few months I have been setting up a new online forum for nurses using the amazing Jeff Atwood created Discourse. Discourse is a thoroughly modern open source online forum software on steroids. Everything about it screams five minutes from now – easy social networking
Imagine you had control of a million computer servers. You could install complex enterprise, creative, other kinds of software on each. Quickly reconfigure thousands of machines at a time. Automate hooks into all kinds of web services – everything from e-commerce, to trading sto
Having had a significant stint doing technical writing at Genetec—who develop security software for such places as Starbucks, the New York Giants Stadium, and the most heavily trafficked airport in the World at Dubai—I guess it comes as no surprise that I landed a couple of job interv
I am a writer, web developer, and consultant with over 20 years experience. I have served small, medium, and up to very large clients. These include billion dollar tech companies such as Autodesk and the highest profile production houses like Moment Factory: who worked on the Super Bowl show with Madonna.