Today’s Technical Documentation perfectly echoes Web 1.0 as one-way publishing of static textual content, written by humans to be read by humans. But considering the evolution of the Web over the last 20 years and its major shift from static to social and to semantic, what developments can we expect for technical documentation? What would be the prospects of Social Tech Doc, and how would user-enriched and user-generated content introduce new, more efficient ways of creating documentation?
What would Semantic Tech Doc look like and how could it leverage rich, distributed technical content to include machines as publishers and consumers of information, just like Web 3.0 did, and enable groundbreaking content-driven applications?
This presentation will uncover the principles that transformed the Web and led to Web 2.0 (the Social Web), and 3.0 (the Semantic Web), and will explain through practical applications how the same concepts could be applied to tech doc, making both the production and consumption of tech content change dimensions.