February 17, 2005 – Tech Writing 4500 BC

Many people don’t have a clue about what a technical writer does. Here’s a description of a tech writer from Ptahotep from 4500 BC that nails it!

Be a scribe!
Your body will be sleek, your hand will be soft.
You are the one who sits grandly in your house;
your servants answer speedily; beer is poured copiously;
all who see you rejoice in good cheer. Happy is the heart of him who writes;
he is young each day.