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Re: Computers and books



yes if its the only way I can see it. Sometimes the electronic form is the
only way to see a book which is destroyed or make it available to the general
public.



>> When you hold a cd rom, can you feel the experience of the material it
>> contains?
>>
>> Think carefully about your priorities and goals concerning this desire to
>> translate your cumulative personal experiences into something to be
>> experienced by others.
>> The body electronic strokes the mind and gives the illusion of a contact
>> that we are fast losing as a reality. Our ability to literally touch and be
>> touched is being lost at the speed of life. Right this moment part of me it
>> trying to touch you, but the part of me that feels touch is punching keys.
>>
>> I, personally, would far prefer to hold your book, or leave my fingerprints
>> on the glass case that holds it
>>
>> Go with your heart.
>>
>> Jim Ann Howard
>>
>Excellent points. Excellent thoughts.
>
>But, from the electronic side, which is where I spend many hours a
>day, I can add a few additional thoughts. First, an (audio) CD of bird
>sounds might be wonderful in this project, no matter how it's
>executed.
>
>Second, the Photoshop program creates its documents with many layers,
>and they can be transparent and turned on and off (visible or
>invisible) at will. They can be transparent, and so emerging images
>can unfold, albeit electronically.
>
>Finally, a CD version, although pretty much intangible, can sometimes
>provide an important backup function, for peace of mind.
>
>The interesting thing (to me) is that no matter the means of delivery,
>the final experience is always: mind to mind.
>
>Nancy B.
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