Category Archives: technical writing

NetManage Israel


I cannot write about NetManage without mentioning the months that I spent living in Haifa and working for NetManage Israel.  If you’ve been reading my previous posts, you’ll know that the reason I joined the company was because my husband … Continue reading

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Holey Pipe


I wonder how many residents or one-time residents of Silicon Valley have worked at a startup company.  If you worked at NetManage or worked at some other startup in the valley, I’d love to hear what the experience was like … Continue reading

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The Chameleon


After getting my first tech writing job at Tall Tree Systems, I didn’t have to look for other jobs.  They came to me.  Do you remember those days? As I said in my previous post, I was quite content at … Continue reading

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A More Humane Company


One of my colleagues, an editor at Tymnet, had moved on to another data communications company, Tandem. Kim called me, encouraging me to join her, There’s a Senior Writer position open in my group. I think you’ll like it here.  … Continue reading

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Feeling like a Chinovnik


Before I accepted the job offer to Tymnet McDonald Douglas, I had never heard of telecommunications.  Like most of the people back in 1987, I had never heard of the internet.  Strange as it must seem to younger folk, email … Continue reading

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Dawn of Desktop Publishing


When I first started working for Tall Tree Systems, I couldn’t imagine why anyone would want additional memory for their IBM PCs.  What would they do with that extra memory? I had learned how to install the JRAM memory boards … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Writer — The Early Days


During the first week of my technical writing career, I came home crying every day.  It was 1984.  We had just returned to the United States after spending five years living in Haifa, Israel, where I worked off and on, … Continue reading

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