[ale] ale-NW bash presentation: need copies...

aaron aaron at pd.org
Mon Jun 10 22:59:41 EDT 2002

  Based on all the work you are putting into this bash programming 
presentation, 40 copies of the "book" may not be enough: I know it's 
convinced me to make the trip to attend my first ALE NW meeting!

I have a suggestion for addressing your challenge of sharing the 
documentation without paying for the logging of a small forest:
   What about just printing 1 set of transparencies for the meeting and 
show them with a second, seperate Over Head projector...  perhaps get a 
volunteer to assist with the Vanna White thing (high heels and blonde wig 
optional, of course).
   As suggested earlier, also make the handout materials avialable on 
line a few days before the presentation. That way anyone interested can 
review them and decide for themselves if they want go to the expenses of 
creating a hard copy for the meeting and future reference.
  Even if the transparencies cost $0.50 a page to produce, your costs 
would be <$20.00. People at the meeting would still have the benefit of 
seeing the complete docs while several dozen pine trees breath a heavily 
oxygenated sigh of relief.

Hope the ideas help! Looking forward to the 20th!


On Monday 10 June 2002 14:06, you wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 10:20:47AM -0400 cfowler 
<cfowler at outpostsentinel.com> wrote:
> > If it is in electronic format, I can convert to PDF.
> I'm authoring the thing in LaTeX, so PS is pretty convenient.  I'd like
> to put the LaTeX source as well as PS documents up, so people can alter
> the source if they're so inclined.
> My main problem is making copies.  It would cost me a fortune, and I
> cannot depend on everyone to hit the website and print their own
> copies. I *need* people to have a copy in front of them.  To make notes
> on as well as corrections.  Then take that home and experiment.  I
> don't see a workable way around making a bunch of copies.  Hence, I am
> hoping that someone at the university or organization can expense it
> somehow.  For 40 copies of 50 pages at $0.07 per page, that would be
> $140 before tax. That's more change than I can afford to drop on
> copies.
> Any ideas?

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