Re: Dictionaries...are physical ones obsolete?

Subject: Re: Dictionaries...are physical ones obsolete?
From: Erica Bruce <ericalbruce -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2005 12:55:31 -0400

I can't speak for all government contractor employees, but I rely on a
physical dictionary b/c I don't have online resources at my fingertips
at work....we don't have Internet access on our individual desktops.
So for us, hardcopy items are essential.

Erica Bruce

On 7/18/05, jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com <jsokohl -at- mac -dot- com> wrote:
> i noticed in recent threads that folks mention specific dictionaries as
> indispensible (merriam, am. heritage, and so on...). what i wonder is, why
> the need for physical dictionaries when and other online
> resources provide that info at our fingertips? or omnidictionary, if
> you're an os x user?
> then again, maybe there are valid reasons tech communicators would use
> physical dictionaries instead of online ones. just curious.


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