Wednesday, October 5, 2011

another 19th century #techcomm quote

Technical subjects don't admit of much sentiment, and technical writers do best who deal only with matters of fact. Any attempt to wrap technical writing in ambiguous language, detracts from its usefulness and lessens its value; it was truly written :—
"Of writing well, these are the chiefest springs. To know the nature, and the use of things"
From The Journal of the Society of Estate Clerks of Works, Volumes 6-7 By Society of Estate Clerks of Works, London -- 1893

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