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Unformatted text preview: 1 Technical Communication: First Lecture Technical Communication and its Importance Memoranda Engineering 100.250 Winter 2012 Erik Hildinger Technical communication: what is it? Another definition The technical report is an act of communication by a professional in an organizational system to transfer information necessary for the system to continue to function. J. C. Mathes and D. Stevenson. (1976). Designing Technical Reports . Bobbs-Merrill: Indianapolis. Technical documents might include: Lab reports Project reports Research papers Feasibility studies Proposals Software Documentation Progress reports Resumes Instructions And many others. A little history Rosetta Stone, 196 BC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Image:Rosetta_Stone_BW.jpeg Mycenaean Civilization: 1600 to 1100 BC http://www.trojanhorseantiques.com/trojan_horse_mythology.htm 2 Sir Arthur Evans http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~rauhn/ BAaegeantext.htm http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/das- testament-des-heinrich-schliemann/ Heinrich Schliemann Mycenaean Civilization: 1600 to 1100 BC Fresco of Mycenaean woman, 1300 BC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Image:Mycenaean_Woman.jpg Silver rhyton, 1600 century BC, from Mycenae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Mycenaean_period#Palaces Mycenaean Civilization: 1600 to 1100 BC Gold seal ring http://www.hartzler.org/cc307/mycenaean/ images/44.jpg http://www.hartzler.org/cc307/mycenaean/images/60.jpg Fresco of lyre player from palace at Pylos Throne Room at Knossos http://myfavoriteart.wordpress.com/my-favorite-pre-classical-works/ Some Linear B texts http://www.94510.org/les/Linear_B_tablet.jpg http://home.att.net/~a.a.major/ventris.jpg John Chadwick http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/ cms_misc/images/faculty/chadwick2.jpg Michael Ventris 2 Sir Arthur Evans http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~rauhn/ BAaegeantext.htm http://www.mysteria3000.de/wp/das- testament-des-heinrich-schliemann/ Heinrich Schliemann Mycenaean Civilization: 1600 to 1100 BC Fresco of Mycenaean woman, 1300 BC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Image:Mycenaean_Woman.jpg Silver rhyton, 1600 century BC, from Mycenae http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Mycenaean_period#Palaces Mycenaean Civilization: 1600 to 1100 BC Gold seal ring http://www.hartzler.org/cc307/mycenaean/ images/44.jpg http://www.hartzler.org/cc307/mycenaean/images/60.jpg Fresco of lyre player from palace at Pylos Throne Room at Knossos http://myfavoriteart.wordpress.com/my-favorite-pre-classical-works/ Some Linear B texts http://www.94510.org/les/Linear_B_tablet.jpg http://home.att.net/~a.a.major/ventris.jpg John Chadwick http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/ cms_misc/images/faculty/chadwick2.jpg Michael Ventris 3 l Their contents consist of inventories of palace equipment, arms, slave personnel, and the like; land holdings of various categories, probably for tax purposes; offerings to various gods and goddesses, and similar material. Except for these palace records, no use of b Linear B ` is known beyond an occasional name on a Mycenaean vase.name on a Mycenaean vase....
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