Thursday Thoughts Episode#4

In the week where YouTube took a turn and Mike had to wing it! We welcome new TD-iQ subscribers from Poland, Tech Data World were asked, Do you think S1000D days are numbered?

Do you think S1000D days are numbered?

This week we talk about some of the key news items from our industries and how it may affect technical publications and support information.

SAAB – announces that they have delivered S1000D compliant technical documentation to Mitsubishi Aerospace

New contracts for BAE Systems, BMT, Cammell Laird, MBDA and Leonardo 

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Member news includes Flatirons Jouve, GPSL, Aspire, Raytheon – new product releases, upcoming education courses, webinars and TDW-Live#8.

Tech Data World news:

Some of the questions we answered this week included:

  • Can you do more podcast episodes? A subscriber asks us to ramp up our podcast outputs – so Mike talks about what we have planned and who we have invited to join us on live interviews
  • Do you do FrameMaker training? How does TDW use FrameMaker and how we don’t
  • Why is S1000D SO expensive? A viewer asks TDW why is S1000D so expensive to implement?
  • Do you think S1000D days are numbered? A second part of the questions was about how much life is left in S1000D – Mike talks about S1000D v DITA and how some of his network is looking to replace S1000D on some projects
  • Will you be live streaming TDW-Live again this year? TD-iQ subscribers asking if they will be able to join the TDWLive event again this year via a live stream

Reminder that due to FrameMaker training and travel there will be no Thursday Thoughts next week, we will return with a bumper edition


Mike Ingledew

A trained aircraft engineer (rotorcraft), I entered in to the field of technical information writing S1000D data modules on a major European military platform.

After a series of high profile project roles and the privilege of supporting clients worldwide, I ended my 'employed' career at a subsidiary of Boeing Aircraft after I decided to leave and focus on TDW full-time.

From my time supporting clients worldwide, I could see that there was a market need for an independent organisation that could be a trusted advisory source for those needing to implement successful technical information strategies.

I am passionate about the art of technical communications and the process, software and skills needed in our market.

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