Scanning docs for bitsavers

Eric Smith spacewar at
Tue Dec 3 11:30:03 CST 2019

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 7:08 PM Grant Taylor via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> I *HATE* doing anything with PDFs other than reading them.

PDF was never _intended_ for documents that should undergo any further
processing. The few things that have been hacked onto it for interactive
use are actually the worst thing about PDF.

  My opinion
> is that PDF is where information goes to die.  Creating the PDF was the
> last time that anything other than a human could use the information as
> a unit.

I don't have any more difficulty extracting and processing scanned page
images out of a PDF file than any other container (e.g., TIFF).

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