Patrick Finnegan pat at
Sat Jun 10 01:31:27 CDT 2006

On Tuesday 06 June 2006 23:24, Chris M wrote:
> now an even better idea then a scanner is a digital
> camera. 2 - 3 megapixels (even 1.2!) is sufficient for
> archiving text and graphics. 

What are you smoking?

Seriously, digital cameras make horrible tools for archiving text.  Slow, bad 
resolution, and lens distortions, which you *can't* get away from, because of 
the fact that you're taking the image from a single point vs a moving imaging 
array like a scanner would have.

And, telling a guy who collects PDP-11s that a flatbed scanner is "unweildly" 
is just plain silly.

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