Re: A guide to technical writing from 1908

Subject: Re: A guide to technical writing from 1908
From: "Elisa R. Sawyer" <elisawyer -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: tech2wr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:08:44 -0800

Wikipedia states that Aryuveda texts date to 6th century BCE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayurveda#Main_Texts

Perhaps Stonehenge can be seen as form of technical communication. A nice
pic of the winter solstice on the official site:

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/stonehenge/winter-solstice-2014/?lang=en

-Elisa

On Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 5:41 PM, Margaret Cekis <Margaret -dot- Cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
wrote:

> Yehoshua Paul mentioned A guide to technical writing from 1908, and others
> mentioned other historical examples of technical writing.
> When I took a literature of science course as part of mu Scientific Writing
> degree program in college, we were required to read and discuss Michael
> Faraday's "The Chemical History of a Candle" (1861,
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chemical_History_of_a_Candle) and the
> English translation of Isaac Newton's "Principia Mathematica" (1687,
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Writing_of_Principia_Mathematica) as
> excellent
> examples of scientific or technical writing.
> Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA
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