Disc analyser news update
derschjo at mail.msu.edu
Sat Mar 20 16:19:07 CDT 2010
Tony Duell wrote:
>>> Even with a modern machine and a fast internet connection it simply
>>> too ling to 'flip through' a collection of data sheets.
>> That depends entirely on the design of the website.
> I don't think it does. I've yet to use any computer (and I am not talking
> aobut my classics here) where I can 'turn the pages' of a PDF file as
> quickly as I an turn the pages of a book and still read enough
> information to know if I waant to stop and read that page more carefully.
I suppose it may be a question of definition; on my (admittedly modern)
PC here I can flip pages in a PDF as fast as I can click the mouse (and
they're readable just as fast) even for something as large as the 11/40
engineering drawings. I do agree that I prefer to have physical copies
of documents where available, but for two different reasons: 1) somehow,
skimming a physical document for something is just easier, and 2) I hate
zooming in to see detail. Still, I don't stand a chance at getting
physical copies of most of this unless I want to print it myself (I
usually don't) so PDFs are very convenient in that regard...
(What I want to solve #2 would be a super-high DPI screen... I have a
1920x1200 display, but it's still only 96 dpi. Something 200dpi or
higher would be very nice (for things other than PDFs, too...)
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