[linux-elitists] What's wrong with PDF
Mon Nov 10 01:37:07 PST 2003
On Mon, 10 Nov 2003, Ben Finney wrote:
> Only as seamless as the tool provides. Since you are fine with needing
> special tools to read the document, why not compress using gzip and
> avoid all the other hassles of PDF?
Because the world is not solely populated with elitists, and at some point
solutions need to take into account the average, computer semi-literate,
PDF fills a demand. That demand wouldn't exist if the majority of the
world thought plain text was suffient. I guess a similar arguement applies
to HTTP vs gopher.
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