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Showing posts from July 2, 2007

Dataquest: Technical Writing -- Then and Now

One of my articles titled "Technical Writing -- Then and Now" was published in the June 15 issue of the Dataquest magazine. 
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About Dataquest: On the chessboard of the Indian IT industry, and in the corridors of IT-enabled enterprises in India, Dataquest stands tall since 1982. A 20-year-old institution with a spotless image of non-partisan, credible and useful information for vendor and user communities alike, Dataquest has become an inseparable part of the Indian IT journey. A leader in the true sense of the word, Dataquest’s editorial news and commentary is trusted for its information and integrity. Referred to as the Bible of Indian IT, Dataquest has constantly endeavored to highlight the major issues faced by the industry and users, publishing in-depth analyses of market trends and fast changing technologies. As the pioneer and leader of IT media …

Working in South Korea — How different is it from India?

Are you planning to explore South Korea for work? If your answer is in the affirmative, you might want to spend sometime understanding the rising Korean economy and its unique, traditional culture, to make your life a tad easier.A couple of years ago, I had the rare opportunity to fulfill one of my most cherished dreams — work as a technical communicator for Samsung Electronics, one of the biggest conglomerates in South Korea. Back then, none of friends knew about the country, leave alone the people, the cost of living, or the culture there. With little help from folks, I turned to the Internet as my only saving grace. Not surprisingly, every bit of information I garnered from the web, helped me enormously with my decision to relocate.The Initial Cultural PangsIf you are an expatriate, you can get a firsthand view of how the Japanese occupation and the war with North Korea have left its footprints in the modern Korean culture. It just took me a week to realize how different the Korean…