Oh, look. A former Google and Uber engineer who said that studying the past is for the birds and the future is all that matters.
Your typical preventive health advice---get more sleep, move around, eat your broccoli, and so on---is so dull and obvious that no one pays attention to it. But it's precisely the advice we need.
Last November I published an article in Intercom, a magazine produced by the Society for Technical Communication. It was paywalled at the time, but the exclusive rights period has since expired so I have copied it here. Synopsis: A regular part of the technical writer's job is to design document templates that help others jumpstart the writing process. How do our template design strategies change as more documentation moves from the print medium to web browsers and mobile devices?
In an economy where substance is abundant but attention is scarce, style can become more important than the substance it conveys. The implications for writers are profound. Featuring examples from fantasy, sci-fi, Calvin and Hobbes, Deadpool, and Borderlands!
They are very different. But how different, exactly?