From: Wynne, Conor (Conor.Wynne at domain COMPAQ.COM)
Date: Mon 29 Apr 2002 - 09:28:40 IST
Since I've never disagreed with Rick, I thought now was the opportune time, in todays high speed internet world, streaming DVD's from xtravision, 1 meg is alright.
Obviously I'm joking, however I still rate PDF's on a different plateau than HTML, I'm not into offline browsing, it wrecks me head, a good PDF one can zoom up and down and all that. Oh yes, I've downloaded html tar balls many's a time, but do I ever read them? No!
Last night I downloaded a few PDFs and read them, so there :)
I recommend PDF's.
Linux : Its a matter of taste.
Whatever you used to create that PDF, it ended up containing _bitmaps_
of the constituent ~40 pages, rather than formatted text. That's why
the file weighs in at around a megabyte of data.
I would recommend HTML as a compromise format that maximises
(Some people send out bitmap-PDFs to discourage unauthorised quoting.
In that, it's somewhat effective, but also means many technical readers
will ignore your work.)
-- Cheers, "Ceterum censeo Linux propaganda est." Rick Moen -- Seth David Schoen rick at domain linuxmafia.com
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