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Subject:RE: History of TW resources? From:"McDonald, Guy A." <Guy -dot- A -dot- McDonald -at- usa -dot- conoco -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 22 Feb 2001 13:37:42 -0600
>You might look for a book by Karen A. Schriver entitled Dynamics in
Design. It was published in 1997, and has a decent history/evolution of the
profession. At the end of that chapter, there's a good timeline for
document design (1900-1995)
Schriver missed the mark and that mark was made by the first Tech Writer who
detailed how to kill animals on a cave wall.
Of course, the first Tech Writer was really a revisionist when s/he/it
sub-contracted the work to a graphic artist who used broad strokes to
capture a moving target.
Guy A. McDonald
Information Development Manager
Technical Information Architects, Inc.
7880 San Felipe Suite #200
Houston, Texas 77063
<mailto:gmcdonald -at- tiainfo -dot- com>
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