sigh - High Priced Manuals...

From: Teo Zenios <>
Date: Sat Feb 7 22:31:01 2004

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From: "David V. Corbin" <>
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Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 11:05 PM
Subject: RE: sigh - High Priced Manuals...

> >> All I can say is that if you cant make your rent or feed your kids and
> you
> >> keep buying new additions to your collection you are an addict and need
> >> help.
> Complete agreement, with all you points, but especially that one. It is
> definitely necessary to set a budget (which depends greatly on personal
> circumstances) as to what is appropriate.
> My point was somewhat different in this case. If the manual is available
> free as a PDF, then there is NO need to pay for a copy, even if the price
> reasonably low and the purpose is for functional access to the
> If you are going to pay for it, then that puts you in the category of a
> collector, and are getting the manual for the sake of having the manual.
> IMHO, this is the same if you pay $20 for the manual or $2500.

Even though I have many machines that are setup to display pdf's I prefer
printed manuals since I can drag them around when working on the machine in
question, or just take it out back in the shade for a casual read on a nice
sunny day. Whether you print the manual out of the laser or inkjet printer,
take the original and photocopy it, or send the pdf to an unethical
printhouse in NJ for a bound recreation it still costs you some money. A
book is usable as is, and comes in handy during a power outage.
Received on Sat Feb 07 2004 - 22:31:01 GMT

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