Re: On-Line Vs. Print, Single-Sourcing, and how to ignore the obvious

Subject: Re: On-Line Vs. Print, Single-Sourcing, and how to ignore the obvious
From: Goober Reincarnated <techcommgoober2 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 12:41:54 -0700 (PDT)


> One is physical the other is not.

Oh really? What is it? Ethereal? Of course it's
physical, just not tangible like a big fat melon.

> One can be interacted with, the other is static.

I see. One can also argue that information in both
delivery formats are indeed static, and you interact
with both mediums to get to the information. It's just
a different process, but the same tools.

> Do you really need me to point this out?

To validate the opinions you've been dropping, yes.
It's very easy to assert an opinion and refuse to
elaborate on it.

> People have preferences, of course. But how we
> consume information is variable.
> People consume electronic data differently then
> printed data.

OK, so it's variable except in your opinion? I don't
get it Andrew. We can consume information the same way
in print and online. The only difference lies in the
way in which we navigate to the information, and even
that is variable, in print and online.

> And therefore,
> making the two media share the exact same
> information is doing a disservice to
> one or the other.

But no one's arguing the sharing of the exact same
information. Again, you're using black and white to
counter a gray argument.

> And in my stupid opinion, printed
> documents are getting more
> and more useless.

Well, at least we agree on something, but I disagree
that printed documents are getting more and more
useless. Maybe in the software business, but not in
other markets.

> There is less and less conceptual
> information. And I am a
> person who likes to read concepts.

That's hardly the fault of the medium.

> I can figure out instructions on my own. I
> want to hear the concepts so I can fit the
> technology into my needs.

So it's a generic content issue you have, not an issue
between print and online. (This is dizzying, dude.)

> Sure the two overlap. That's why copy/paste was
> invented.

What does copy/paste have to do with anything? I think
you need to sit back and formulate a coherent thought,
and then try posting that. I'm getting a bunch of bits
and pieces from you, and they're not fitting together
all that well.

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Re: On-Line Vs. Print, Single-Sourcing, and how to ignore the obvious: From: Andrew Plato

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