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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000498.txt from 1998/04

From: Dee Hays <>
Subj: Re: Page turners
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998 10:07:08 -0400

Mark Charette wrote:

> Because the "outdated technology" has a resolution of (on average)
> over 1200 dots/in, can be read easily in various lighting conditions,
> and continues to work even after being dropped on the floor, electical
> outages, or having coffee spilled on it (well, kind of works, anyway
> :^). It also survives airport X-ray machines, high gauss levels, and
> temperature extremes (past the limits of humans). There are a few
> limitations, but, as a computer pro, I rued the day that I stopped
> getting manuals with my software and received only CD-ROMs for for
> the manual. As an adjuct to a manual, the CD-ROMs are wonderful. As
> something I can leave around, dog-ear in the right places, and
> generally use anywhere - they, well, you know ...

Yeah, I miss kicking back in my chair with the manuals too. And as you so
well pointed out, "outdated" isn't really an appropriate term. It has its
appropriate place. For example, I will sometimes take my music along on a
family fishing trip and sit in the shade and play. The batteries never go
dead on a paper copy!

Dee Hays
Canton, SD

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