Lines & Letters

Award-Winning Newsletter of NEO STC


Vote through March 9 in the 2016 STC Elections

See http://stc.org/election for details about the 2016 STC Elections. You can vote through March 9. The STC Nominating Committee (composed of members Cindy Currie, Donn DeBoard, Viqui Dill, Marta Rauch, and chair Alan Houser) is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2016 Society election: President Adriane Hunt will automatically succeed from the … Continue reading…

STC Renewal

If you haven’t renewed your STC membership yet, you can still do so and get a discount. Enter promo code STCRENEW in the Dues Discount box of the checkout page and receive 10% off your renewal.

From the Editors – March/April 2016

As we move toward spring, we have some great events planned. March brings us the return of Neil Perlin – one of our most popular speakers. On Thursday, March 10, 2016, Neil addresses the topic of  How Mobiles Will Change Tech Comm.  It is easy to agree, as our program announcement states, that mobiles have “permeated society in the … Continue reading…

Education and the Market

Let’s look at some ways of thinking about online versus traditional education to see where we have been and where we could be going.  You might enjoy a related read at The Market Is Sending a Message About Modalities (graphic comes from this site.) Ways of looking at online and traditional learning Those who have moved … Continue reading…

What’s Up with Upwork/Elance

When people ask about my experience with the Elance/Upwork online freelancing platforms, I admit it’s been a mixed bag including work with a major West Coast tech giant (where I signed a nondisclosure agreement and did not know at first who the client was) to work with smaller clients. Maybe my experience is similar to others, where some experiences … Continue reading…

Book Review: Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper

Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper: The Catalysts Driving Business, [Hardback] By Robert Bryce (2014), Public Affairs Publisher, The Perseus Books Group, ISBN-9781610392051, $17.95 Author, journalist, and public speaker Robert Bryce has published many articles on energy and oil use and five books such as Power Hungry, The Myths of “Green” Energy, and the Real Fuels … Continue reading…

Ohioisms

Like everyplace else, Ohio has its own regional dialect – words, phrases, and grammar that are uncommon in other regions. This language is considered acceptable in Ohio, but may seem incorrect or confusing to outsiders. This article highlights some features of this dialect and gives tips to avoid confusing those who don’t speak the local … Continue reading…

Outlandish English

It is always a good time to point out the outlandishness of the English language. Alliteration contains five syllables, none of which begin with the same sound. Dactylic isn’t. A spondee, however, is a spondee. Diphthong doesn’t contain any. Double-u is a word that doesn’t contain a w. Lisp is hard to say when you have one. Palindrome isn’t one. Phonetically is spelled p-h-o-n-e-t-i-c-a-l-l-y, … Continue reading…