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Subject:RE: Online or print for SDK material? From:Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- pixelink -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 30 Dec 2002 16:20:45 -0500
Rebecca Stevenson asked:
> While I gird for the struggle, I was wondering if anyone here
> had experience that would back up or destroy my gut feeling
> that users of this material will primarily do so online? Lots
> of reference stuff, code samples, the kitchen sink....
As much as I like having a nice, spiral-bound reference, there are some
compelling reasons to publish stuff electronically:
-- Cost: Dead trees cost money, to print and to ship.
-- Time: Preparation for printing, sorting out problems with the proofs,
printing and binding ... they all take time. It's much easier to include a
PDF on the SDK CD-ROM.
-- Cross-referencing: Personally, I like to hyperlink my cross references.
Cheers ... Kim
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