Re: Resistance to uploading

From: Jay Dugger (
Date: Tue Jan 17 2006 - 19:13:15 MST

Tuesday, 17 January 2006

> About half of the few people I've talked to about
> this are vigorously opposed to the idea. They
> insist that an electronic text can never be the
> same as a paper one. They feel something like
> horror when thinking of the books chopped up.

This result might come from your sample. I have the same project, and
the people I discuss it with don't seem opposed to sacrificial
scanning. The point of electronic text is that it isn't the same as a
paper one. Lower weight and volume to start with, and SEARCHABLE. The
most controversial part of the project in these conversations is the
legal angle.

Remember, books aren't information. Books are pictures of information.

Jay Dugger
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