RE: Recipies as technical writing?

Subject: RE: Recipies as technical writing?
From: Beth Agnew <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 10:48:07 -0700

That would be the famous Hymn to Ninkasi, 19th century BC.

We know it's technical writing because of the following:

"Ninkasi, You are the one who handles the dough, [and] with a big shovel,
Mixing in a pit, the bappir with [date]-honey."

"You are the one who bakes the bappir in the big oven,
Puts in order the piles of hulled grains"

"You are the one who holds with both hands the great sweet wort, "

"You place appropriately on [top of]a large collector vat."

Lots of specific, well-ordered direction!

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Sent: Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:56 AM

To be honest, doesn't anyone else remember being
taught in college that a recipe for beer in
Aramaic or some such is the first piece of
technical writing?


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