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[10 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

How can you tell when you’ve really made the jump from “hold-in-your-hands-paper” to “batteries-not-included-digital” – for me it came in a few phases.
Phase 1 – from back in the early 80s, I never handwrote anything – well except when I absolutely had no choice. And of course, this explains why I’ve had many art nouveau-collectors approach me to buy my painfully scribbled shopping lists for tens of thousands of dollars.
Phase 2 – I recall when I was in university back in the early 90s, sitting through lectures (well, sometimes …

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[27 Jun 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

Word processor documents are for authoring, PDF documents are for sharing. It’s a fairly simple concept, to which even the developers of these Word Processors have cottoned on to. Yet there are still users who insist on sharing their Word processor documents with colleagues, colleagues who do not need to make changes to the document and are only reviewing them, in this authoring format, instead of converting these document into a file sharing format, like PDF.
Is there really any excuse for this given that most decent Word Processors include support for export to PDF? Here is …