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Subject:Re: How old is the profession? From:"Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:41:53 -0500
It seems to me that, where there is technology, there must be technical
communication. Not necessarily in the form of symbols on a flat surface,
but if flint-chippers used chants to guide the making of a blade, then
the poet was a member of our profession.
And I don't think the important parts have changed much.
Office:mike -dot- huber -at- software -dot- rockwell -dot- com
Home:nax -at- execpc -dot- com
>From: Simon North [SMTP:north -at- Synopsys -dot- COM]
>Sent: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 11:55 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: Re: How old is the profession?
>In my clippings collection I have a transcript of a piece of Egyptian
>hieroglyphics (I believe it came from a Xerox commercial some years
>ago) proported to be by a certain Ptahhotep, Vizier to Isesi, dating
>from the Fifth Egyptian Dynasty, 2300 BC, which would support a claim
>that our profession is at least that old.