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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000546.txt from 1998/04

From: Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: Page turners
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 05:43:41 -0400

dee hays wrote:

> For example, I will sometimes take my music along on a
> family fishing trip and sit in the shade and play.

you go fishing when it's not raining? wow!, i don't think that's
allowed over here.

> The batteries never go
> dead on a paper copy!

neither would they (in your world -- plainly inappropriate over here
just now) on a solar powered laptop.

the technology _will_ get better. mark's comments about the superior
resolution of paper will be overcome in time (i've seen an
experimental notebook machine which is astounding in that respect).

whether a high-tech solution will ever be the *regular* replacement
for printed parts is difficult to imagine. i can see uses for it in
some situations, though, even now -
- teaching
- student practice guides
- distributed chamber music (experiments going on with this in
scottish universities right now)

robin

   
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