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Subject:Re: history of tech writing From:Maggie Pierce Secara <maggiros -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Sat, 7 Dec 2002 17:51:12 -0800 (PST)
Those centuries also produced manuals for letter
writing, good manners, and household management for
the newly prosperous middle class. These "courtesy
books" were probably even more like technical manuals
that those mining books (De Res Metallica, for
But perhaps that's more history than the original
poster is actually looking for. :)
> I don't know of any off hand, but many of the early
> books printed during the
> 15th and 16 century were in fact "technical" books,
> especially medicine,
> mining and ores, etc. Perhaps writing a book about
> the history of
> technical writing might be a good idea...
> Alexander Hellemans
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