A History of the Future: Prognostication in Technical Communication: An Annotated Bibliography
Since the 1950s, technical communicators have been trying to predict future developments in technology, economics, pedagogy, and workplace roles. Prognosticators have included founders of the profession, academics, business leaders, and practitioners. This article examines their predictions to determine what they reveal about technical communication as a discipline.
Wright, David, Gowri Saraf, Tessa Long, Irangi Egodapitiya, and Elizabeth Robertson. "A History of the Future: Prognostication in Technical Communication: An Annotated Bibliography." Technical Communication Quarterly (2011): 443-480.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10572252.2011.596716
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