RE: Are you debating the elimination of printed docs? (An idea.. .)

Subject: RE: Are you debating the elimination of printed docs? (An idea.. .)
From: Darren Barefoot <dbarefoot -at- mpsbc -dot- com>
To: "'Peter'" <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 16:58:44 -0800

Good afternoon,

As a point of interest in this never-ending debate, Microsoft and Barnes and
Noble just today announced that they're going to join forces on the
promotion and development of the Rocket eBook--the handheld,
shaped-like-a-paperback digital book--and associated software. In fact,
within the next 10 years, Barnes and Noble Vice Chairman Steve Riggio said,
"There will be an electronic version of virtually every single book in
print." See the following URL for more details:

http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,2417896,00.html

Might this technology, if it gets wide-spread enough, be the nail in the
coffin of the paper vs. online debate? Can it provide the best of both
worlds? Some might scoff at the possibility of "an eBook on every coffee
table," but they said the same thing about the television, automobile and
ever needing more than 64K. Just a thought. DB.

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter [mailto:pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2000 3:11 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Cc: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Are you debating the elimination of printed docs? (An
idea...)

I guess I am one of those luddites who believes that printed
documentation can be in front of the user while he /she is trying
procedures. It can also be read in places that are, as yet, not
available with the machine.

I still love the error message I got with one program, "you keyboard has
been disconnected. Press F10 to continue."

--

Peter

Procrastinators Unite!... Tomorrow





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