RE: Techwriting history

Subject: RE: Techwriting history
From: "Andrew Dugas" <dugas -at- intalio -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 09:18:21 -0700

Copy and paste and a little rewording and it could be repurposed for the
modern suicide bomber. I mean, why reinvent the wheel?

> Here's a chilling example of techwriting from the 1940s -
> excerpts from the
> official Kamikaze manual:
> (link will probably expire within a few days)
> Some techwriting tie ins:
> -Ammunition for advocating the importance of documentation:
> "Even Kamikaze
> pilots needed manuals!"
> -The "Do I have to know the material debate"?: This is an
> effective manual
> created by somebody who neither carried out the complete
> procedure, nor had
> access to SMEs with experience of it (for obvious reasons).
> Kind of puts things in perspective

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