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ERIC Number: EJ1145182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
The Golden Age of Technical Communication
Kimball, Miles A.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v47 n3 p330-358 Jul 2017
This article uses a historical perspective to describe the development of the profession of technical communication through three ages: Brass, Beige, and Glass. I compare this development to the growth of the academic discipline and both to the explosion of noninstitutional technical communication--the growing body of tactical technical communication that happens outside of organizations and institutions. This leads me to describe today as the Golden Age of technical communication. I conclude that we should broaden the scope of technical communication and spread it as a set of skills valuable for everyone to learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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