Re: Reduce page count WAS Re: secretary's day [Getting Long]

Subject: Re: Reduce page count WAS Re: secretary's day [Getting Long]
From: David Somers <somersd -at- NATLAB -dot- RESEARCH -dot- PHILIPS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 09:21:19 +0200

John Posada wrote:
> Maybe the limiting factor had to do with issues outside of the content.
> Maybe it could be as simple as getting a better deal on 3/4" GBC spiral
> binding spines instead of 1-1/4" spines. Going back to my previous
> example...shipping cost doesn't care about content. It cares about size
> and I don't have to read it to know that it's simply too big. He might
> simply have [misguidedly] felt that a 200 page book made the product
> appear complex, but a 100 page book makes the product appear more
> user-friendly.

Sorry to say, but from day 1 the decision was to distribute the
publication electronically (PDF).

> You may be correct in that it was an abitrary decision with no basis in
> reality, and if that was the case, a foolish request. However, my only
> point is that sometimes there is a logical result to an illogical
> request and we don't always know the [real] reason. Just that if we can
> do it, we should make an attempt.

It was indeed an arbitary decision. Reality at the particular really
didn't exist ;-)

I suggest that we now drop this thread to save the list's sanity.

David Somers
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Prof. Holstlaan 4, 5656 AA Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Phone: +31-40-2743878; Email: somersd -at- natlab -dot- research -dot- philips -dot- com

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