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
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.
These days, it seems like anyone not working at a top tech company—which are increasingly few and dominant—are holding on by the skin of their teeth: just one contract away from economic oblivion. The platforms and their respective companies – Google – Facebook – Ube
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
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
Despite a recognition that there is a fair share of hype, science fiction is quickly becoming science fact ever so swiftly. Just this week it was announced that a computer has finally passed the Turing Test 64 years after it was proposed. This test is designed to gauge whether a compu
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.