> On Tue, 25 Mar 2008, [log in to unmask] wrote: > > I know what you mean. Scanners are cheap, > > Of course, if you have no money, scanners are exorbitantly > expensive. :-) Not sure what you mean by "have no money" (as in maybe you just have little to spare), but I have a laser-printer/scanner combo (no fax) that I only paid $75 for. The only kicker was that it came with a "starter" cartridge, which still lasted a long time given my modest printing needs, so I recently found myself paying $90 for a new toner cartridge. > Although I have seen people using a flatbed scanner back in an area off > the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress. I have never asked, > but I presume they got some sort of permission, as the LoC is *very* > strict about what may be taken into the reading rooms. I've never been there so I'm not familiar with their rules. > I photocopied Searight's book "Sona" (I have a copy) and mailed the > enlarged photocopies to someone. He turned the copies into two PDFs > and put them online, but because I have only limited bandwidth (slow > half-speed dialup), I have not looked at the copies to see how good > they are. I know what you mean. I like in a rural area where I've only had cable internet for a little over 4 years now. Before that it was a dialup connection that typically connected at about 24K. Still, I had a dedicated phone line with a keep-alive program running. If there was something large to download I'd start it and let it run all night and day. Interestingly, I've recently signed up for VOIP service so I'll soon be running my phone over my internet connection.