[Jokes] FW: [TTFF] some things never change
McKenna, Chris (RDSSW)
chris.mckenna at defra.gsi.gov.uk
Wed Jan 28 10:10:02 GMT 2004
Sent: 28 January 2004 08:55
Subject: [TTFF] techie stuff
This came from a friend, I thought you might enjoy
The oldest technical manual in the English language.
<http://art-bin.com/art/oastro.html> Share and enjoy! -- Paul D
It's a hands-on, how-to piece: "A Tretis [Treatise] on the Astrelabie
[Astrolabe]" written by Geoffrey Chaucer, in approx. 1391; it's
addressed to "Lyte Lowys" ("little Lewis"), whom Chaucer was trying to
Some things haven't changed much. I just got a new PC. Its manual
"The following pages display the front and back of your
computer. Use these illustrations to become familiar with your
PC and its connectors..."
What Chaucer wrote, 600 years ago, wasn't very different:
"The firste partie of this tretys shal reherse the figures and
the membres of thyn Astrelabie by cause that thou shalt have
the gretter knowing of thyn owne instrument...."
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