Re: A guide to technical writing from 1908

Subject: Re: A guide to technical writing from 1908
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Rick Lippincott <rjl6955 -at- gmail -dot- com>, yehoshua paul <ysp10182 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:40:21 -0800

Geoffrey Chaucer:
A Treatise on the Astrolabe
c.. 1391

The earliest known technical document that follows a structure we would recognize today. Provides a theory of operation, functional description and step-by-step instructions for use.

http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/source/chaucer-astro.asp

Gene Kim-Eng


On 12/31/2014 4:02 AM, Rick Lippincott wrote:

Dated 1908?

Another nail in the coffin of the myth that tech writing started with
the computer age.

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A guide to technical writing from 1908: From: yehoshua paul
Re: A guide to technical writing from 1908: From: Rick Lippincott

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