Re: The Origins of Techwriting (WAS:Re: Techwr-1 polls)

Subject: Re: The Origins of Techwriting (WAS:Re: Techwr-1 polls)
From: Damien Braniff <dbraniff -at- iss-dsp -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 08:12:43 +0000

> As several people ahve said, TW has been around for some time. Here in the
> UK, the ISTC celebrated its 50th anniversary a couple of years ago. Even
> software documentation isn't new - I started in the early/mid 80s documenting
> software from the source code where the main tools were multi-coloured
> pens/pencils to mark out the BEGIN/ENDs etc - now that was fin :)

And, as Eric Dunn said, you weren't considered a proper TW until you'd mastered
the art of cut 'n' stick. Oh the fun we had with Scotch tape and Tipex to
ensure that edges of the stuck down graphic didn't appear as lines when it was
copied!

Damien Braniff
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