Category Archives: Technology

It’s Getting Kind of Haptic: Technical Writing in the Age of Tactile Interfaces

Recently I went to the Secrets of the Empire virtual reality (VR) experience (you can read about that here). It was a game environment mixing VR and physical elements. While there was a brief script introducing this team-based, first-person-shooter game, for … Continue reading

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Future Challenges in Space Writing

As promised, today I’ll take on the subject of future issues in technical writing in a space context. This war born out of a Facebook discussion with my former thesis advisor, Karla Kitalong, who’s now teaching at Michigan Technological University. … Continue reading

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Technical Writing in Space

Updated 7/25/19, 11:18 a.m. Following a discussion about future topics in space-related technical communication, I started to wonder about how tech comm is handled in space NOW. What followed was a fascinating discussion with a friend in the astronaut training … Continue reading

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Communicating About Space: Apollo Plus 50

As a regular space enthusiast, writing professional, and soon-to-be-50-year-old, I’d be remiss if I didn’t touch on the anniversary Apollo 11, which happened 50 years ago Saturday. It’s a good time to reflect on that remarkable accomplishment, but also to … Continue reading

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Space Acronyms & Terms

Following up on my reading list from last week, I thought I’d share some of the most common acronyms one sees/hears in the engineering world. Some of these are also used in other disciplines besides aerospace. Understanding the acronyms is … Continue reading

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