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ERIC Number: EJ622924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Constructing Usable Documentation: A Study of Communicative Practices and the Early Uses of Mainframe Computing in Industry.
Zachry, Mark
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v31 n1 p61-76 2001
Presents a historical study of early mainframe computing that demonstrates ways in which computer documentation genres grew out of other document types. Suggests early forms of documentation were borrowed from existing genres, and that official and unofficial documentation existed concurrently, despite efforts to consolidate these divergent texts, as early computer documentation professionals struggled with hybrid genres in changing corporate contexts. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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