Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"

Subject: Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing"
From: Rick Lippincott <rjl6955 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 06:19:56 -0400

On 3/22/16, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:
> My understanding is that documentation was traditionally written by
> the engineers who built the machines, and that in WWII that the
> systems got so complicated that writing docs became a full-time job
> and eventually a separate profession.

Hmm. Maybe. With all due respect, I think I'd like to see
something...a published history, a study, some sort of
documentation...that supports your contention. There were very very
complicated systems well before WWII that required documentation.
Steamships go back to the mid 1800s, they reached the level of
complexity you're talking about well before the -first- World War.
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RE: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Jen
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Rick Lippincott
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "Surviving the Dying Career of Technical Writing": From: Rick Lippincott
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