Many things

From: Michael Sokolov <msokolov_at_ivan.Harhan.ORG>
Date: Fri Jan 28 13:14:59 2005

Randy McLaughlin <> wrote:

> You snipped all of my comments but only left my name,

My apologies, I've hit 'r' on the wrong message, I was really replying to
the post you replied to. (I failed to notice it, though, because you didn't
use '> ' or other indent quotation.)

> More than that you missed the biggest point, PostScript is useless in this
> case since the documents are stored as graphical images and cannot be used
> on the classic computers.

While of course a re-ASCII-fied document would be infinitely better, a
PostScript page description that uses nothing but the image operator is
still not totally useless to Classic computers, since it can still be
printed on a Classic PostScript printer, and the act of printing can be
performed from a Classic command line OS.

> I scan many documents and I can tell you that OCR'ing them and formatting
> them so classic computers can handle them takes a huge amount of time. I
> have better things to do with my time, including scanning more documents.

That is why we need a socialist government that would eliminate unemployment
with a massive public works program that would hire millions of people to
do the re-ASCII-fication work.

Received on Fri Jan 28 2005 - 13:14:59 GMT

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