Dan's book-why an index???
jperryl at ecs.fullerton.edu
Sat Feb 28 13:08:31 CST 2004
Yes, exactly. And I was the person bemoaning Kinkos (mostly, their
inability to obtain/use the latest version of Reader; they
couldn't/wouldn't open the file!).
There are all kinds of reasons why people may prefer printed material to
*Readability (higher print resolution)
*User characteristics (hiliting text, scribbling in margins, etc.)
*Where you can 'use' it (can't lug my laptop in the tub/in bed with low
light/outdoors with high light).
So, why did I buy the PDF? Like Marian, I suddenly decided that I wanted
Like Thomas, I sometimes like to look over the index for either something
related to what I think I want to do OR for new, interesting things to
tackle (which, by nature, I wouldn't know necessarily the correct word for
On Sat, 28 Feb 2004, Marian Petrides wrote:
> >>>>Of what earthly value is an index in an electronic book you can
> search? Isn't an index sort of redundant? I've never once seen a PDF
> book with an index I thought was at all useful.
> Not if you print the PDF and use the hard copy.
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