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Why is it that so many W3C "documents" are sets of web pages that have to be printed page by page?

From: Bob Futrelle <bob.futrelle@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 13:48:37 -0500
Message-ID: <71d02ff70601241048s51405e64oa4ea3a9f676fa1a3@mail.gmail.com>
To: hclsig-pub <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

The only good document, for many purposes, is one that can be printed
out in a reasonably compact form and then read, with no computer or
web (!) connection, in a coffee shop or on the beach (some months from
now here in the North).  But as I look for documents explaining the
Semantic Web, I keep finding collections of 20 or 30 web pages each,
each page of which has to be printed separately.  Slidy seems to have
the same problem, and I've inquired separately about that. Most mags
and newspapers offer "printer-friendly" versions of multi-page docs.

I'm used to printing large font presentations at two to four per page,
double-sided, for a compact and portable form -  one that can be
folded into my pocket for a quick read in my glider or hot-air balloon
(just kidding).

If I've missed some simple point about how to do what I'd like to do,
please tell me.

Meanwhile, I sit and read at the screen.

 --   Bob

Robert P. Futrelle
    Associate Professor
Biological Knowledge Laboratory
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University MS WVH202
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Boston, MA 02115

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