Beyond the PDF. Can you read this? Can your computer?


I am delighted to have been invited to a very important meeting in January that Phil Bourne and Anita deWaard are organizing. . Why do we want to go Beyond the PDF. Isn’t the PDF the epitome of human crearivity and aesthetics. Doesn’t it produce the most elegant means of communication the world has ever seen?

Here’s some chemical information. Sorry, a Chemical Hamburger. No, it’s actually a chemical cow-pat. A machine wrote it and it was sparkling clear.

  • How did it get to this state?
  • Can you read it? Would you bet your life on your interpretation?
  • Can your machine read it? I’d be interested how well OCR does.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *