Technical Communication

marconis-wireless-and-the-rhetoric-of-a-new-technology«We should avoid conflating science and technology, but we must also not ignore their similarities and obvious overlap. Because science also needs actors working together or, at least, interacting with experiments and research, both technology and science should be seen as comparable. After all, technology is often an application of science: In the case of the wireless, actors such as Marconi and others worked to harness the power of hertzian waves for commercial enterprise. Although expert-to-expert discourse might reveal major differences between science and technology based on a particular focus of applied vs. theoretical endeavors, communicators filter scientific and technical information to lay audience in similar ways, making that delivery technical communication.»

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