electronic journals

Hugh Jarvis (C129QP43@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 13:28:15 EDT

Al Billings <mimir@ILLUMINATI.IO.COM> observes that electronic journals
don't really work since people still would print out teh material
instead of reading it on screen. I agree that many people prefer to
read text on paper, but you must also recall that you will only be
retrieving the *articles* you really want, not the ones you don't, and
even more importantly, not the whole *journal*. You will be able to
search for keywords, authors, titles, subjects, whatever. And more.
So there really is no comparison with the current paper chase. And
no more worries about acid-free paper, or clear cutting trees (I know
I am exaggerating... :-) ). The main hold up that Isee is that we
can not yet easily get out graphics since most people, myself
included, can not read them on their machines. So, we are limite do
text (ascii). Once we all have full graphics and colour capability,
the possibilities will be endless....!