Posted by Jerry Silverman on May 11, 1999 at 14:51:38:
In Reply to: Re: Another advantage: "Dynamic Book" is possible posted by Steve Price on May 10, 1999 at 17:30:24:
: Dear Erol,
: The use of video footage is an interesting idea. Turkotek is, and intends to remain noncommercial. This means we will not produce or allow anything for sale on our site. If anyone would like to include video footage in a posting or an article, we can look into what might be required on our part to make it possible.
: Steve Price
Dear Steve and Erol,
I remember as if it were yesterday the day - about 5 years ago - when I bought my first computer, a Mac Performa 6115CD and loaded in the Time Magazine CD that came with it. I was blown away at the many video clips on the CD. It occurred to me that the teaching of history would never be the same.
The idea of having video clips to demonstrate how knots are actually tied, or how wool is dyed, or any of the myriad other details that are hard to convey in written terms (especially in a world-wide medium where not everyone is conversant in English) is wonderful.
As for doing an entire book on a CD, the Encyclopedia Britannica is doing that now, I believe. There's certainly no reason why a rug book couldn't be written that way. Erol is correct in noting that such a "book" would be much easier/cheaper for the publisher/writer to update.
It may be a while, though, before we can buy Eiland and Eiland V1.0.
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