How to wash George Harrison’s car

This is from 1962 when George Harrison was trying to break into tech writing, playing guitar on the side. He’s not bad for a 19-year old. To wit:

  • He presents the procedure step by step.
  • He uses the imperative for clear instructions – though he lapses into conditional “should”s occasionally.
  • He speaks to his reader’s needs and allows her to interrupt the procedure for a cup of tea – twice!

So the world lost a promising tech writer – but gained a wonderfully imaginative guitarist. Well done, George! And thank you for the music.

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