On 14 Jan 2004 09:37:52 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (William) wrote:
Check out the "Online Archive" (I think that's what it's called) at
the FWW website. The pdf documents that you can pay to download are
essentially those on the disc. I don't think there really is a way to
print out a TOC. You can do searches of the online archive to see what
turns up, and if it is to your liking.
This approach puzzles me with collections on CD. It really doesn't
take much more work to put the entire magazine on there, ads and all.
From a historical perspective that is one of the best things about old
magazines - the ads for stuff we wouldn't even consider ponying up
money for. For many years I saved one of my early Byte magazines,
where you could mail order a 5 *megabyte* hard drive for your Apple
II, as long as you were prepared to shell out about $8,000!
I love the ads too, and particularly enjoy seeing which new toys did
or did not succeed. There was some pretty strange contraptions out
there. But I also imagine there could be some sort of legal problems
with reprinting ads -- can you imagine the boneheads that will try to
order that TS at 1986 prices? Otherwise it would be less work to scan
whole pages and issues and NOT crop out the ads and such.
I've done it with the first year of WOOD before I sold the mags themselves on
I used a scanner OCR and Adobe Acrobat. the hard part was turning the pages and
putting a blackout sheet behind the scanned page for each scan.
recreating a searchable digital recreation of the Mags themselves was easy.
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