New from MadCap Software, Inc.MadCap has come out with four new apps – lord i have this feeling that I’m gonna be out of date very shortly with my technical writing/Tech. Com. knowledge accrued over the last year during my CRT program at the University of Washington. MadCap Blaze looked particularly interesting; worth checking out. The gist of their marketing blurb here is a more usable version of Adobe’s FrameMaker. Sounds interesting. Probably TC and Computer Science and the like at UW are on top of such things. Reminds me once more of the reality that my education in my “chosen” field is, well, inadequate, to be blunt.
But sometimes I worry – are we all gonna be woefully outdated in a couple years? I guess in the tech-age knowledge is more and more a commodity. Takes money to know money. That’s capitalism I suppose. But hyper-capitalism, more like. My gosh the rapidity of innovation in IT. Boggles the mind.
Below is an email I got today (I’m on their marketing list for some reason, probably because I registered for a trial version of Flare last spring
From: MadCapSales@madcapsoftware.com <MadCapSales@madcapsoftware.com>
Subject: MadCap – Four New Releases
Date: Monday, September 8, 2008, 12:36 PM
MadCap Software, Inc.
MadCap Privacy and SecurityIf you do not wish to receive news or product information from us, please click here to be removed from our email list.
MadCap Software, Inc., 7777 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, California 92037
Google’s new open-source browser, available as of today for Windows and I don’t know when for Mac:
well, this video doesn’t tell you a whole lot, but from what they describe, it looks like Chrome will be more efficient than what’s out there; minimalist like google.com is, which is good. Hmm, it’s surprising that there hasn’t been more innovation in the realm of browsers. But I think what has really moved things along is the growth of web-capable mobile devices. From what I can see from screenshots, in its rendering and its look, Chrome reflects this shift.
Supposedly Google has (or had) been backing Mozilla Firefox, particularly as an alternative to Microsoft IE. I’m not sure what will happen with that, but Chrome appears to represent quite a big jump from those two.