On 29/03/11 20:03, Tony Duell wrote:
The actually IEC 320 spec (or whatever it's
called now -- EN60320,
perhaps) is not cheap. I think I discovered that to gert the whole thin=
would coat around \pounds1000 and (a) I don't
have that sort of money a=
(b) if I did, I'd have better things to spend
If it's been reissued by BSi, check with your local library.
I suspect it has, actually.
I also believe you can see the BSI standards (but not make photocopies,
althpguh you can make handwritten notes) at the place near Kew Bridge in
London. I've never tried it, though.
I know for a fact Leeds City Council has an active subscription to the=20
BSi standards database, with full text -- meaning anyone with a valid=20
Leeds library card can download anything with a BSi standard number.=20
Interesting. I will look into this.
Your local library may have a similar agreement --
it's worth asking (or=20
check your council's website).
This is exactly how I got my mitts on a copy of the full set of SPDIF=20
standards, for which IEC wanted several hundred pounds EACH. There are a=20
good 20 of the little buggers, though only two of them are strictly=20
necessary. A price of =A30 is infinitely nicer to the ol' wallet than one=
Indeed. I still feel that standards docuemnts should be 'cost of
reprodcution' only. Obviously they cna't be public domain (there has to
be a restrictuion on distributing modified versions or there'd be terrible
But alas they're not, and are IMHO ridiculously expensive for what they are.