Or just evolution and maturation?
On May 18, Jared Spool (of User Interface Engineering) wrote a post entitled “Where Did Technical Writing Go” in his Brain Sparks blog. It’s an interesting look at past trends in technical writing and what the future holds for the profession. It’s most interesting for the counter points of view posted in the comments.
[Found via Holly Harness's "Don't Call Me Tina" blog, which also has some interesting counterpoints to Jared's thoughts]