Electronic publication

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:26:50 PST
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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