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The Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness

Internet old timers might recall the Hall of Technical Documentation Weirdness, in which Darren Barefoot posted technical writing and pictures that made your head hurt. Someone explained this to me once: the least competent person on any project is assigned to write the manual because he’s not contributing much to the actual project. Other examples [...]

When the Comments Are More Interesting Than the Post

Last year I did a massive, solo road-trip through the deserts of California and Nevada to take pictures for my Strange Geographies photo essay column (I know, it’s been awhile since I wrote one … I’ve been chained to my desk!). One of the towns I visited was a dusty little half-abandoned mining/brothel town called [...]