From: R Adsett (radsett_at_junk.aeolusdevelopment.cm)
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2005 23:34:20 -0500
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> > I always want printed texts. I don't mind having the most up to date
> > in PDF form on my computer, too. But I want printed text. And
> sadly, I've been
> > pushed into becoming a print shop operator. I don't like it.
> You can always use a service like Kinko's or another online DTP type
> service to print the PDFs and FedEx them to you.
> Personally I like the fact that anywhere I have Internet access, I have
> access to the datasheets. I don't have to worry about losing copies.
> And I can archive the full datasheets for every device I have ever
> worked with inside one drawer of one filing cabinet (and that drawer
> isn't full).
I'm with the mob that wants printed copy here. I do make a distinction
between data sheets and user manuals though. I don't mind that data
sheets are generally only PDF, they generally only run a few pages
anyway. I really dislike needing to print user manuals though. (I also
prefer having data sheets separate from user manuals, especially for
micros but that's another issue).
I have convinced reps to act as my print shop on several occasions when
the only apparent copy of the user manual was in PDF form. Reading off
of a screen is just not the same.