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Subject:Re: The Bible in Tech Comm From:"W. Kelly Oja" <judbasiner -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 7 Oct 2005 13:21:13 -0500
Simon North wrote:
<snap> "The original bible was written by multiple authors in multiple
languages with no attempt at consistency is either style or content
Hmmm... so the people that wrote the manual for my DVD player wrote
the Bible? Or the dozens of other little gadgets and gizmos I have at
home, work, and car that come with manuals that are ... not up to
I probably like many others took a class or had a class that touched
on the subject as the Bible being a form of technical communication.
But if you want to rule out the Bible, are you also ruling out
hieroglyphics, Sanskrit, cave paintings, Maya tablets and so on?
I don't think Bob the writer of Book A of the Bible had Tom, the
writer of Book G in the Bible in mind, or vice versa. Not only were
many of the books of the Bible separated by thousands of years, but
also thousands of miles. I do not believe that getting a round table
together to discuss consistency was all that possible.
Of course, this is only my opinion... I could be wrong.
"You're nobody until you get Grrr'd."
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