Re: MISC: Apollo 13 - the movie

Subject: Re: MISC: Apollo 13 - the movie
From: Jenny Waller <jwaller -at- IDU -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 1995 22:57:47 +0000

In response to Pat Madea:
> It's not often you see DOCUMENTATION make a splash on the big screen.

Any other instances of manuals in movies. The serious reason for asking is
that things like this can be very useful to occasionally enliven tech
writing education or training.
One I have used is the episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation where the
manual comes alive as a hologram of the system engineer who is then able to
directly answer the technician's questions. It leads nicely to a discussion
of writer-reader relations, dialogue structures etc.

Jenny Waller
Coventry University, UK
jwaller -at- idu -dot- co -dot- uk


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