History of TW before the PC and the Internet

Subject: History of TW before the PC and the Internet
From: Maaike Groenewege <mgr -at- mediasys -dot- nl>
To: "'Curtis Brautigam'" <curtisb -at- nurserysupplies -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 15:56:39 +0100

Hi Curtis

I've only been a tech writer for a year and a half, so I can't speak from
personal experience. However, Karen Schriver's "Dynamics in Document Design"
contains a historical overview of the field of document design (writing &
graphical design) from 1900 onwards. It is written in the form of a
timeline and contains lots of interesting information, ranging from

1900: Underwood's "Visible Typewriter" which allows typists to see what they
type, becomes very popular"

to

1958: Carnegie Institute of Technology (which later becomes Carnegie Mellon
Univ.) develops the first undergraduate-level program in technical writing
and editing in the U.S.

Can you imagine a computer that didn't allow you to see what you type??


Maaike Groenewege
Technical Writer
Mediasystemen, a Triple P company
Bloemendaal
The Netherlands

+31 (0)23 5410823
mgr -at- mediasys -dot- nl





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