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Re: [Killietalk] Questions from October BNL
Barry Cooper wrote:
> ....... I am willing to bet that the complete
> project, if done professionally, would cost something like $50,000.
> Would it be responsible of the BOT to invest in a project likely to lose
> the AKA at least $40,000 ?
When I was chairman of the BOT back in about 1991 we looked into the various
options for having JAKAs put onto CD. I forget the details but, based in
part on the ACAs experience, we were able to determine that having it done
professionally presented two options: a) one could get it done for a fee
which at that time was about $50,000 (by now it may well be much more); b)
one could possibly find a company that would do it at a much lesser cost to
the AKA but then the AKA would have to give up all rights to the material
and would have nothing to do with the marketing, have no say in the final
pricing, no financial return. Even if one opted for an arrangement such as
outlined in (b) what company would take on such a project when the returns
are virtually guaranteed not to cover even a fraction of the production
As Barry points out, it is only feasible for this project to be done within
the AKA, by volunteers (having the appropriate, equipment, software and
expertise), and according to a formally presented and accepted set of
specifications for the final product.
> ......... Personally I think the AKA is
> better advised to invest in the publication of new paper based books. I
> believe that most people still prefer to read a book than to read
> material on a computer screen. Both have their place, but books are not
> going to be replaced by computer publications any time soon.
I agree. From a personal point of view, I still much prefer to read a book
rather than stare at a computer screen (I do enough of that already).
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