N0SFH......... the Library of Congress findings about preservation
concluded that stone, granite often chosen for at least 10,000 years, is
the most long lasting preservation material.
The problem with writing on stone is the changes in language over the
eons. Try reading Old English--can be done but with vagaries.
BTW, I would be ok with a computer record IF scores were displayed like a
full page of QST in QST style of olden days.
The best paper has expected life of about 300 years. 73 Charly, a
P.S. My address book is in my pocket, closed and your computer is turned
off. Ask for a friend's address. My response time is 6 seconds. Is your
computer even booted yet?
On Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 8:02 AM, Neil Johnson <email@example.com>
> I want QST to publish contest scores etched on clay tablets! Not on
> some sort of newfangled thing called "paper" that can be easily
> destroyed by water or fire! However, I'm not willing to pay any extra
> for shipping!
> (Sorry, Couldn't help it).
> As for seeing the "spatial distribution", I bet some enterprising web
> developer could come up with a way to analyze contest score data and
> provide an interactive visualization that would let you see your score
> in relation to your competitors a zillion different ways.
> Just as radio technology has changed, so has the publishing business.
> It is simply not cost effective for QST to print pages of scores when
> they can be put on the net.
> -Neil, N0SFH
> On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 3:34 PM, David Siddall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > You mean ike this?
> > 73, Dave K3ZJ
> > On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 7:38 AM, Charles Harpole <email@example.com>
> >> I opposed removing printed scores and went through three sample QSTs and
> >> found wasted column inches here and there to discard that just about
> >> equaled the page space for scores.
> >> Sent that to the Editor, oh well.
> >> I like the printed version because I can understand and appreciate my
> >> within the SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION of the other scores. It was satisfying
> >> quickly see my place in the visually laid out other calls. The space of
> >> the page allowed me to comprehend my place in the greater picture.
> >> This result is so much more informative and satisfying than a small set
> >> numbers on a screen.
> >> An example comes from my making the transition from real film to
> >> video--teaching the editing of each. With film, there is a tangible
> >> of a shot that you can see and feel. The length of exposed film shot
> in a
> >> roll has dimensions that the mind can quickly comprehend, conceptualize,
> >> and fit in with the other rolls there on your table.
> >> With video, the idea of a shot (now called a clip) is displayed as
> >> 2:23:45 and 2:24:11, i.e., as time in a digital display. Conceptually,
> >> was much harder for the students to think of how long the shot was in
> >> rather than just looking at the film rolls.
> >> Same difference is the spatial display of What Time Is It... a circular
> >> clock face displays with visible spaces between the numbers; a digital
> >> clock shows only this one minute.
> >> A receiver with a slide rule dial (remember those) gave you a concept of
> >> the space of the band. A digital freq readout number does not. We like
> >> seeing our bands whole as a spread of conceptual space and thus we all
> >> "bandscopes" (panadapters). We still speak of going up the band like
> it is
> >> a real place to move around in.
> >> I think in terms of space, not numeric displays of it. I like printed
> >> scores. 73, Charly K4VUD
> >> P.S. Which do you quickly understand:
> >> It is a room about 22feet by 25feet or
> >> It is about the size of a double garage.
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