In companies that have large engineering teams, a dedicated technical documentation organization is a necessary function. Our industry's understanding of the role of documentation, both as engineers and technical writers, has shifted its focus over the last decade.
I have a personal confession to make. For many years, I claimed that the famed [Eagles](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagles_(band) song, "Take it Easy" was actually a song by Lynyrd Skynyrd. I was quite sure of it.
I used to spend a lot on booze. Now I spend a lot supporting grass-roots activism. You can too.
For #FridayDonation, give as much to your local cause as you do your local bar.
Bret Victor is one of my favourite thinkers. One of the few people who deserves the oft-chuckled-at title of "thought leader".
In his talk *Inventing on Principle, Bret described how he, and many other influential figures, have been guided by a driving principle, unique to the individual, which when applied to a variety of situations, led them to improve and innovate upon the *status quo. He advocated that one could find their personal principle, identify with it, and be guided by it.
I think I've found my principle.
TL;DR: I'm excited to announce that I am joining Twitter to focus full-time on documentation and open source.