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Help Choose the Best Tech Writing of 2007

Hemos posted more than 7 years ago | from the what-deserves-to-make-it dept.

The Internet 15

handle writes "You can help choose 'The Best of Technology Writing 2007' for an upcoming anthology to be published by The University of Michigan Press and University of Michigan Library. Visit us to nominate your favorite articles, essays and blog posts. The 2006 edition has been published, and you can read it online free (as in beer)."

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Continuing its stunning streak (1)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17798052)

Slashdot finishes dead last again!

Re:Continuing its stunning streak (1)

Awod (956596) | more than 7 years ago | (#17798134)

You've just won the interwebs, congrats.

Re:Continuing its stunning streak (1)

TERdON (862570) | more than 7 years ago | (#17798208)

You accidentally misspellt second to last [ecma-international.org] in your post...

Real technical writing? No. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17798388)

It appears that by technical writing they mean non-technical writing about technical items (as is shown by last year's entries). Since this isn't really technical writing (and who would want to read that in their free time who was not a geek) it should belong in the Best of Non-Fiction Writing for 2006.

But if they ever actually mean technical writing then I have a great entry: NIST-NCSTAR 1 [nist.gov] . Lots of detail, lots of analysis, and even a couple of introductory chapters than only assume a BS in engineering (with an executive report that assumes no experience in anything except breathing). I'm guessing it might be a little too thick to put in their text. Perhaps they should only include the first thousand or so pages.

Re:Real technical writing? No. (1)

danlock4 (1026420) | more than 7 years ago | (#17810442)

It appears that by technical writing they mean non-technical writing about technical items
I was confused by the headline as well, thinking that "Tech Writing" was Technical Writing, when in fact it is referring to Technology Writing.

Lowest-karma slashdot account? (2, Funny)

gentimjs (930934) | more than 7 years ago | (#17798510)

I say we submit the lowest-karma-rated slashdot account as the best tech writer ..... :-)

Re:Lowest-karma slashdot account? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17798566)

It would be easier to just link trolltalk [slashdot.org] (don't click this link unless you want to read a 3000 posts of the highest caliber of Slashdot writing).

Tell those kids at UMich (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17799094)

to do their own fucking homework.

Technical requirements... (0, Offtopic)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#17801428)

Can I submit my paper using an old Epson 9-pin dot matrix printer? Kinko doesn't accept my Commodore 64 floppy diskettes for laser printing.

My nomination (2, Funny)

dangitman (862676) | more than 7 years ago | (#17805826)

John C. Dvorak.

His writing is insightful, witty, technically brilliant and not at all biased. His expert analysis and predictions always hold true. And he's not a filthy publicity-seeking whore like other writers.

Re:My nomination (1)

MLease (652529) | more than 7 years ago | (#17809688)

John? Is that you?

-Mike

Re:My nomination (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17812118)

Man... what does it feel like to have John C. Dvorak's nuts on your chin?

On second thought, I don't wanna know.

My vote (1)

StikyPad (445176) | more than 7 years ago | (#17808320)

I nominate the author of the Agilent E2930B DDR Exerciser and Protocol Analyzer for PCI-X 1.0 and 2.0 manual. That part on unidirectional data path verification and real-time data comparison was simply... breathtaking. I felt like I was really there.
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