RE: Postscript Level 3

Joe Barrera (
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 10:49:25 -0700

> The latest change to PostScript is a recognition of the importance
> of printing Web pages and other electronically distributed
> documents. The new version adds an entire server and client to the
> printer's local software so that users can print Web pages simply
> by sending a URL directly to the printer, which will then pull the
> page down from the Internet and print its contents, including
> HTML, PDF, GIF, PNG, JPEG, and ASCII text files.

This is a great idea if you really really hate trees.

Have we TOTALLY given up on the "paperless office"?

I wonder how often people print pages just because they want a permanent
copy because they know that pages change or move or disappear. It would
seem that the better solution here would be to just make an on-line copy
of the page. In other words, when creating a bookmark for a page,
perhaps the browser should offer an option to keep a permanent copy of
the page instead of just a link to the page.

- Joe

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