The Golden Age of Technical Communication

  title={The Golden Age of Technical Communication},
  author={Miles A. Kimball},
  journal={Journal of Technical Writing and Communication},
  pages={330 - 358}
  • M. Kimball
  • Published 1 July 2017
  • Economics, Education
  • Journal of Technical Writing and Communication
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… 

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