[FoRK] Paper vs Digital maps -- tip of an iceberg?
jbone at place.org
Sun May 30 17:23:44 PDT 2010
On May 30, 2010, at 6:11 PM, Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo wrote:
> --- On Sun, 5/30/10, Marty Halvorson <marty at halvorson.us> wrote:
>> Digital is not always better. It is however a lot
>> more convenient than the analog equivalent. And I
>> suspect that's the reason for everything becoming digital.
> Hi Marty,
> "Convenient" in what respect?
Entire western hemisphere in my pocket. How much storage space would be necessary for the paper equivalent.
I do agree, actually, with the "display area" argument. It's essentially a special case of the "form factor is the application" argument. Physical constraints dictate certain things about how certain tasks may be optimally accomplished.
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