The Content Wrangler has the dish on structured writing. Is DITA dead? Is FrameMaker defunct? Has MS Word actually survived the XML wars and emerged as a user-friendly XML authoring tool? It all started with an article by Scott Abel calling on all DITA evangelists to promote use cases and real-world examples designed to help folks understand the DITA value proposition. The article sparked an interesting conversation about whether DITA will–or should–survive, while at the same time the demise of FrameMaker is still being discussed. We should remind you that discussion has been raging for nearly ten years now. And good news for MS Word users, a company out of Canada has come up with a tool that leverages Word XML capabilities–no, really–and allows users to focus on creating content instead of becoming XML experts. Read the article in DCL News.
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Known as The Content Wrangler, Scott Abel is an internationally recognized global content strategist who specializes in helping organizations deliver the right content to the right audience, anywhere, anytime, and on any device. He writes regularly for business and content industry publications, is frequently selected as a featured presenter at content industry events, and serves on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information. Scott's message is clear: Content is a business asset worth managing efficiently and effectively. His firm, The Content Wrangler, exists to help content-heavy organizations adopt the tools, technologies, and techniques they need to connect content to customers.
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