Archive for July, 2009

This Airline Safety Video that should make people watch

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 30th, 2009

As a fairly frequent passenger on airlines, I have often spent the safety demonstration time thinking about how they can make it better. Very few people watch the flight attendants when they do the talk and few seem to watch the new videos some planes have. As a technical communicator, I see this as a […]

Tech makes teens better writers?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 28th, 2009

Who hasn’t heard someone (or at least someone on mainstream media) complain that twitter, sms, email, and online chat programs make teens weaker writers? This is an unavoidable argument, but an unsupported argument. As a technical communicator, I, like others in my area and related areas, argue that the reverse is true. Or moslty true. […]

Diamonds R Forever?

Posted by Jennifer L. Bowie, Ph.D. on July 5th, 2009

As someone who teaches writing, I am probably more particular about grammar than many people. However, I doubt I am alone in wanting to avoid a store actually called Diamonds R Forever. But, I kid you not, such a place exists. If I am going to buy diamonds, I want it to be from a […]