The parson mug prize draw #6

Travelling is fun but can be exhausting. That‘s why the parson mug decided to spend a few days on the beach. more ...

A year in London. I am not just missing my sock

May I present Parsons Green in London? I think it's a perfect name for a London parson branch. That branch is not planned yet, but a bit of parson is actually in London at the moment. Me. more ...

Recommend+To? A Clear Recommendation

In technical documentation, we avoid recommendations. They rarely help the reader: The producer recommends ultra-light power cells. Why? What happens if I use others? more ...

iiRDS – How a Novice Sees the Information Delivery Standard

Lately, the newly developed tekom standard iiRDS has gained quite some attention. The next exciting step will be the release of version 1.0, which will be released soon. Requesting and delivering intelligent information as a standardized approach between individual enterprises is a pioneering step in the Internet of Things – but let’s rewind a little. more ...

Pets at the office. Part I: Molly

The atmosphere at our office is always good, but when Molly is there, it gets even better. Molly is good for us. more ...

What technical writers know. Or: What's the difference between taxonomy and ontology?

Every morning, when my coworker does his tie, he doesn't have to recall how to do it. He does it automatically without much thinking about it. When he later mounts his bycicle, he does not have to recall how to ride the bike.

He automatically keeps the balance and turns into the curve. That is what we call implicit knowledge. We acquire it by repeating the same thing over and over again. Implicit knowledge is not taught, not written down, and not verbalized. That's why it is difficult to share it.

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