Electronic publication

Pamela Slate myixia1@gmail.com
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:35:41 PST
I receive an electronic journal from a different organization. I also enjoy
picking up journals and reading them at my leisure. However, since not
everything in a publication interests me, so what I like about the
electronic format is that I can print articles of choice and still read
them when I wish.

That, I realize, doesn't account for the many folks who still have slow
internet connections. Perhaps those people could prevail on friends or a
local library with better connections to do as I do and print. The BG has
been published only 3-4 times annually and is extremely small by
professional journal standards, thereby making it reasonably printable.
It's most often only 12 pages.

Once former issues of The BG are archived and online, which I would expect
at some point, I will probably do as I do now, print articles of interest
to me and discard my hard copies.

Pamela Slate

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:26 AM, Jane McGary <janemcgary@earthlink.net>

> Jude wrote,
>  I thought that at least part of the reason we cannot share photos
>> directly,
>> is because a few folks in the group have primitive internet connections?
>> If
>> sharing a photo or two here and there is an issue, imagine what an
>> electronic publication would do.
> The electronic publication would be accessible online with a browser, not
> sent as an email. There is a huge difference in terms of download time
> between the two. If the e-journal is downloadable, it would be as a pdf,
> which can take a long time with a slow connection, but still better than
> getting a huge file as an email attachment if you have to get it through a
> telephone line.
> I know this because until three years ago I lived in a rural location
> where fast connections are not available unless you go for satellite, which
> is very expensive and also said to be slow to upload.
> "Primitive" describes a significant part of the US population at present,
> in terms of connectivity. Coverage is much greater in the more developed
> parts of Europe. It is not the fault of "a few folks in the group" that
> they don't have the prime service that Jude, and now I, enjoy. David
> Pilling addressed this in more severe terms in his latest post; remember
> that we have a lot more distance here in North America than in the UK to
> get cable across, and low population density in rural areas discourages
> companies from extending their services there.
> Jane McGary
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