On Oct 4, 2007, at 12:52 AM, Marc Heiler wrote:

> "That paper, as well known as it is, was pretty tough to track down in
> HTML."
>
> That's why we need governments all over the world to sponsor/push
> efforts to make the knowledge available in a "web-ready" format, be it
> html, database, pdf, whatever. Good reason exists too, paper is
> information with an expiration date :)
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>
Like electronic formats are more permanent?
You're right, but web ready means html. pdf's are for printing.
But many books should be preserved in their original formats and made  
available, even reproduced.