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On 1/1/15, Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au> wrote:
>> Another nail in the coffin of the myth that tech writing started
>> the computer age.
> Is anyone claiming that tech writing started with the computer age,
> 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
> By R.John Brockmann
> 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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