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Subject:Re: Re: BC/AD vs BCE/CE (a rant) From:Richard Yanowitz <ryanowit -at- NYCT -dot- NET> Date:Fri, 24 Oct 1997 18:21:33 -0400
At 01:51 PM 10/24/97 -0500, Walker, Arlen P wrote:
>It's a misconception to believe the BC/AD dating is based upon
>religious belief. It's based upon a significant historical event.
With all due respect, this is quite a stretch.
But I don't think it's at all off-topic to see the our work in its
historical context. I would be dismayed to think of tech writers as
narrow, sterile, uncurious scribes bent over video terminals and wanting or
thriving on only minimal knowledge to compose material, whether the
knowledge is about the information we're conveying in a document or the
language we're using to convey that information.
We are what we remember.
Richard Yanowitz, NYC mailto:ryanowitz -at- bigfoot -dot- com
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