Hasn't how humans ask questions changed since then?
(Grumpy mode on) If it has, it's been for the worse.(Grumpy mode off)
The guidelines lay out how to ask a question courteously within the norms of LQ nettiquette, while providing the amount and type of background information that will facilitate getting good, useful, pertinent answers and getting them quickly.
The subject matter and the technology used for asking and answering questions may have changed over the years, but how to frame a question really hasn't, not for centuries.