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 -
- student practice guides
- distributed chamber music (experiments going on with this in
scottish universities right now)