Re: The Bible in Tech Comm

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
..." <snap>

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."
-Mike Straka-


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