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Old 23rd Jun 2012, 10:01 am   #5
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Bristol, UK.
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Default Re: Digital hard copy?

I just did a rough check by looking at the file size of an A4 sheet of 10pt text produced by Appleworks and it was 30Kbytes. I am not very sure about units but I think this is 240,000 bits. I hope I have made a mistake because this does not seem as exciting.

I remember in the very early days of digitising books someone told me it would be possible to get whole encyclopedia on one or two CD ROMs. Perhaps that was a bit optimistic.

As an afterthought Kindle actually does this and stores the books in its memory.
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