Hardcopy or electronic books?
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- Subject: [mg62293] Hardcopy or electronic books?
- From: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at globalsymmetry.com>
- Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 05:54:32 -0500 (EST)
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
In an ongoing correspondence with an author of books related to Mathematica, the subject of hardcopy verses electronic media came up. I contend that hardcopy remains valuable even though books can easily be distributed electronically. I have several books in electronic form, and find that I do not tend to read them. I much prefer having books in hardcopy. Having the electronic form, especially if they consist of Mathematica notebooks is certainly valuable, but does not replace the functionality of traditional books with paper pages. What do others think about this? -- The Mathematica Wiki: http://www.mathematica-users.org/ Math for Comp Sci http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/math/bmwcs/master.html Math for the WWW: http://www.w3.org/Math/