About Bizarre Jumble of Tools

This blog will cover topics related to documentation systems based on DITA, XML, Markdown and various other things. It is written by a certified doc tools geek.

I hope to make the details of modern documentation systems a little less bizarre and jumbled.

The name of this blog comes from an old email list of tech writers, several years ago. There was a discussion about a doc system that someone had developed for his client. It involved DocBook XML, some kind of source control program, the XMLMind XML editor, and a few other pieces. I thought it sounded like a lovely system, but some other person was not impressed and commented that he wanted a nice clean unified system and not a “bizarre jumble of tools.”

I’m happy I finally found a home for that phrase, and thanks to whoever it was that first came up with it.

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