Re: A guide to technical writing from 1908

Subject: Re: A guide to technical writing from 1908
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 09:30:30 +0800

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

Is anyone claiming that tech writing started with the computer age,
Rick?

It's hard to imagine anyone thinking that, but if so, here's one of
many sources that would put it to rest:

>From Millwrights to Shipwrights to the Twenty-first Century
Explorations in a History of Technical Communication in the United
States
By R.John Brockmann
http://www.bookdepository.com/From-Millwrights-Shipwrights-Twenty-first-Century-RJohn-Brockmann/9781572730762
This text divides the history of American technical communication into
three themes: the importance of visual communication (1791-1887); the
power of genre (1791-1980); and the role of technical communicators as
innovators within constraints (1948-1954).
--- Stuart

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