PostScript Document Distribution (Was Adobe Acrobat)

Subject: PostScript Document Distribution (Was Adobe Acrobat)
From: Steve Fouts <sfouts -at- ELLISON -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 1994 09:07:06 CDT

Responding to Shannon Ford's warning that blind people can't access PS
documents David L. Bergart adds:

|} It's worse than that. Believe it or not -- even some of us who are not
|} blind can't do diddly with Postscript files. Postscript is a standard
|} only for people with Postscript printers, but you'd never know that
|} from the number of docs that are available only in PS. If I have to
|} buy a $1000 PS printer just to read the docs for your product, you've
|} priced yourself out of the competition.

There are a number of cheap or free viewers for PS files, so you can access
the fies without a printer, you just can't print them.

On another side note, there are those of us who distibute files in a
proprietary form on purpose as a planned impediment. We don't want the
average Schmoe to be able to alter the file. If it is easy to alter the
info, then it is hard to maintain version control...

Just some more things to think about.

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