Screw Drivers and PDF Files
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Fri Jun 3 11:36:03 CDT 2005
From: "der Mouse" <mouse at rodents.montreal.qc.ca>
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 2:01 AM
> > If you don't like PDF's I recommend that you start a monastery to
> > copy by hand any documents you want archived.
> That's a rather peculiar suggestion. Now you have me curious - why
> would you think that I'd consider hand copying the best of the
> available non-PDF alternatives?
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If you want to share via the internet a document where the value is in the
information it contains and no longer have anything but printed sheets you
can either retype the documents or scan them.
Obviously people would normally want to use current technology in this case
and scan them.
Once you have scanned documents the question is how to keep them packaged.
Obviously using the only currently recognized format makes sense.
To not follow the path described shows a mindset that maintains monks
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