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Documentation of new technologies

By zbrain75 ·
I am interested in working with a small group (5-10) of people in order to document new and current computer technologies. The goal is to pool resources and efforts to:
1. Keep up with current and new technologies
2. Help each member to be able to learn technology they don't know quicker.
3. Possibly release for free or sell some documentation.
This is a long term effort to help the group and others with the fast pace of technology. Research areas include but not limited to Unix/Linux, Windows OS's. Programming in HTML, XML, other web and programming languages. Computer security and program algorithms.
If you are interested, apply at http://www.egroups.com/group/TechDocumentation or email mZehner@bigfoot.com.

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by ritah In reply to Documentation of new tech ...

Go to Association of Information and Image Management site, aiim.org. See what others are doing along these lines. White Papers and other resources available. Have Emerging Technology Group (EmTag), Standards Group and Standards Watch digital news, etc.
Also job line and other contacts/direction.

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by zbrain75 In reply to Documentation of new tech ...

This organizations goals are different than what I'm looking for, however, this is possibly worthwhile with respect to document standards, storage and some distribution. Thanks for your answer.

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by Al Macintyre In reply to Documentation of new tech ...

This is a concept that I have also been struggling with ... things we need to know are exploding in many directions ... we pass publications around the office ... we send e-mail ... we create our own internal cheat sheets of explanations & pass occasional copies to co-workers.

At the moment I think what is needed is FAQ on an intranet, in which different people would maintain information on the areas that interest them the most ... me security & query tips & performance issues, Jerry how costs work, Jason why networks fail, and so forth.

There should be a standard on how to structure the FAQ, like we have standards in programming so that all programs have a similar look & feel, and certain function keys work the same way in all instances.

The standard should include explanation of the technology as an introduction to beginners, links to web sites that anyone who claims to be knowlegeable about this topic should be familiar with, a section with glossary of terminology, why is this topic important

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by zbrain75 In reply to Documentation of new tech ...

Thanks for your answer and help.

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by Al Macintyre In reply to Documentation of new tech ...

I was too verbose as usual.

The standard should include explanation of the technology as an introduction to beginners, links to web sites that anyone who claims to be knowlegeable about this topic should be familiar with, a section with glossary of terminology, why is this topic important to our enterprise, what other technologies are in competition with it that could lead to it being dropped in the future, what metrics exist to prove that this is better than prior technologies, are there any pre-requisites essential to making it work ... call that a FAQ Template.

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by zbrain75 In reply to Documentation of new tech ...
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