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The parson mug prize draw #7

Bye bye beautiful beaches, welcome to the city! Our mug explored one of the biggest cities in the world. 24 million people live here, and the name means city upon the sea. It also has the longest metro system (637 km). more ...

Working in self-organizing teams. Or: how we get rid of management

Today's world is VUCA : volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Companies are facing complex challenges such as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things. Those who do not respond fast, may be driven out of the market. more ...

Office Pets. Part II: Blacky and Felix

This is the second (and last) part of our blog series about office pets. This time, we present Blacky and Felix, two brothers. They are six years old, curious, and always hungry. more ...

Check if or check that? Or: Have you tried turning if off and on again?

How often do we read or write that we should check something? Example: "Check if the computer is connected to power." Clear message, no misunderstanding. But what if it says: "Check that the computer is connected to power." more ...

Ten questions for Ines Lasch, intern at parson

Ines Lasch just finished her vocational training as a technical writer and is doing an eight-week internship at parson. We asked her ten questions. more ...

Smørrebrød with app juice - "NORDIC TechKomm" impressions

From May 24-25, 2016, the first Nordic TechKomm took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. parson participated with two presentations.

I gave a talk on "Content delivery - how to create and publish intelligent information". Mark Schubert presented a workshop about knowlege modeling: "I do not have to know that - a fairy tale introduction into knowledge modeling".

Already the flight to Copenhagen turned out to be interesting for me as a technical writer. As always, I watched the safety demonstrations by the flight attendents, even though I had seen them a dozen times. But safety first, of course. And thank God, I never have had to apply them. Some other warnings, however, like the one in the photo below, are given in a rather subtle manner.

kaffeebecher caution hotPhoto: Frank Ralf

The conference was also highly educational, not only thanks to the many interesting talks, but also at lunch. We were given typical smørrebrød, delicious and light open sandwiches with fish and liver pate. While the food was rather traditional, the supply of drinks was controlled via smartphone: app juice, so to speak. You can't ask for more.

 app juicePhoto: Frank Ralf

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