1996-12-31 - Re: OCR and Machine Readable Text

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From: Omegaman <omega@bigeasy.com>
To: “Timothy C. May” <tcmay@got.net>
Message Hash: 58cfbd9154ae7c1cabf094f84afe71cb9e8dbcf4d0b52c16a194776b5b2efb0f
Message ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.961230220741.999A-100000@jolietjake.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-31 04:17:28 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 20:17:28 -0800 (PST)

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From: Omegaman <omega@bigeasy.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 20:17:28 -0800 (PST)
To: "Timothy C. May" <tcmay@got.net>
Subject: Re: OCR and Machine Readable Text
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Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.961230220741.999A-100000@jolietjake.com>
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On Mon, 30 Dec 1996, Timothy C. May wrote:
> Of course, there are vastly easier and cheaper routes, such as just sending
> the stuff directly, but this makes the point that there is no difference
> between text and machine readable text.

Someone else mentioned it, but consider...sending faxes of the printed
text.  Or scanning in a document to fax format and attaching the fax
document to an outgoing e-mail.  How would putting up a fax document for
FTP be considered?  (Much less PDF and/or Postscript)  The line is so
shaky, it's non-existent. 

The whole thing is so absurd and the intent so clear.  Lucky has predicted
that a pro-GAK bill will be introduced into Congress within the New Year.
Considering the language in this latest executive order, anyone have any
insights into how this bill might be worded and the provisions it might

The biggest question:  will GAK be mandated for import as well as export?
(What are the current regs on import of munitions, anyway?)

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