Re: ADMIN: Re: Magazine Index

Tim O'Connor

Yer Honor,

I didn't notice any slams of Kalmbach... but I did see that
note about TRAINS available on DVD! Man if we could get all
those magazines on DVD, in a searchable format, who CARES
about the index? :-) (Ok that's an exaggeration.)

I wrote Kalmbach an email asking if the DVD format is Acrobat
(PDF file) or something else. I will be greatly disappointed if
they chose to save the magazine files in some mysterious/proprietary
format -- mainly because in 10-15 years there may be no way to read
them, while PDF will likely be with us forever.

I wonder how they'll handle those multi-page fold outs in an
electronic format? Remember those awesome EMD advertising inserts
in the 1960's in Trains?

Tim O'Connor

At 11/30/2010 05:24 PM Tuesday, you wrote:
There appears to be some criticism of Kalmbach's business activities
regarding the magazine index. I would remind the members that criticism of
the business activies of a manufacturer is not permitted on the STMFC:

"Criticism of a manufacturer's business
practices is, however, not within the scope of the group."

Mike Brock
STMFC Head Judge

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