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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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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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Importance of Resiliency


I have multiple voices in my head, telling me different things.  Skeptical me says, “Isn’t it silly for a woman your age to be thinking about starting something new?” and “How likely is it that anyone is going to want … Continue reading

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Voice from the Past


This afternoon I got a call from a voice that I didn’t recognize.  But as soon as she told me her name, I knew immediately who she was. An old friend from more than forty years ago.  We had been … Continue reading

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