Re: For Whom the Gate Tolls?

From: Guedon Jean-Claude <guedon_at_ERE.UMONTREAL.CA>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 1998 08:29:07 -0400

On Thu, 27 Aug 1998, K. Kris Hirst wrote:

> If we see article publication as a commodity, and electronic versus paper
> as competing for the same market, then it is clear that the electronic
> publication will "win", assuming it eventually picks up the status of paper
> publishing.
> But if we see them as supplying alternative products; paper providing
> archival, static data, and electronic providing dynamic communication, then
> I can see both as continuing to prosper.
I just do not see the advantage of using paper to provide "archival,
static data...". Paper is not all that good as material substratum and it
locks data in such a way as to make retrieval very cumbersome.


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