Re: tech writers cooking up the recipes...
maybe recipes are not only tech writing, but the Source of *all* tech
writing? i think its feasible; after all, humans and other life forms are
interested in food over pretty much everything else. Recipes are
traditionally shared and must therefore reach a wide audience and also be
and recipes are very old. we certainly had recipes before computers...
Long before I started calling myself a technical writer, I used a set of well-written vs. poorly-written recipes for the same dishes to illustrate a brief training session for new technicians on how to write up experiments in their lab notebooks. From then on, I've had a recurring dream about a Neanderthal elder using cave paintings to teach young initiates how to prepare a ritual dinner: "First, catch something that looks like this...."
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