Any Chance for Printed Docs?

Apr 19, 2008 at 11:54pm

Any Chance for Printed Docs?

Is there any chance of printed documentation? I would definitely pay extra for printed manuals. Has the user base grown enough to make this a possibility for 5?

#37024
Apr 20, 2008 at 2:13am

The documentation for 5 is entirely integrated. When you
see it and have a chance to start working with 5, it’ll
become pretty obvious why things are as they are.

#127448
Apr 20, 2008 at 4:27am

Thanks Gregory. I’m not griping about the digital documentation at all. I love the help files, copy & paste are my best friends. The pdfs are nice to have without lugging around books with my notebook. But sometimes it’s nice to flip through pages, and have something catch your eye when you’re away from the computer.

I learn a lot of things and get inspiration in the bathroom many times. haha.

#127449
Apr 20, 2008 at 11:58am

On 20 Apr 2008, at 05:27, Don K wrote:
> But sometimes it’s nice to flip through pages, and have something
> catch your eye when you’re away from the computer.

You’re perhaps too young to remember the printed documentation that
came with Max 2.0. It was a black ring binder and it was enormous. I
must still have mine somewhere.

– N.

Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
http://www.cassiel.com
http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
http://www.last.fm/music/cassiel
http://www.reverbnation.com/cassiel
http://www.linkedin.com/in/cassiel
http://www.loadbang.net

#127450
Apr 20, 2008 at 3:28pm

I still have my huge three ring binder as well as my perfect-bound
paperback manual — both issued by Opcode…
and I still wear my [loadbang] T-shirt proudly — although it is
getting a tad thread-bare
would love to see some new Max T’s

On Apr 20, 2008, at 4:58 AM, Nick Rothwell wrote:

>
> On 20 Apr 2008, at 05:27, Don K wrote:
>> But sometimes it’s nice to flip through pages, and have something
>> catch your eye when you’re away from the computer.
>
> You’re perhaps too young to remember the printed documentation that
> came with Max 2.0. It was a black ring binder and it was enormous.
> I must still have mine somewhere.
>
> – N.
>
>
> Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
> http://www.cassiel.com
> http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
> http://www.last.fm/music/cassiel
> http://www.reverbnation.com/cassiel
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/cassiel
> http://www.loadbang.net
>

#127451
Apr 20, 2008 at 5:42pm

The Logic/Notator binder was bigger, I think…

I still like hard copy manuals. I like to read them on the couch, in
bed, on the toilet. Many a software gem was discovered in this way.
But hey, I’m pushing 50. The weird ways of the old…

Op 20-apr-2008, om 13:58 heeft Nick Rothwell het volgende geschreven:

>
> On 20 Apr 2008, at 05:27, Don K wrote:
>> But sometimes it’s nice to flip through pages, and have something
>> catch your eye when you’re away from the computer.
>
> You’re perhaps too young to remember the printed documentation that
> came with Max 2.0. It was a black ring binder and it was enormous.
> I must still have mine somewhere.
>
> – N.
>
>
> Nick Rothwell / Cassiel.com Limited
> http://www.cassiel.com
> http://www.myspace.com/cassieldotcom
> http://www.last.fm/music/cassiel
> http://www.reverbnation.com/cassiel
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/cassiel
> http://www.loadbang.net
>

#127452
Apr 20, 2008 at 7:13pm

Reading on the toilet is an essential part of learning. I have a book on
knots and one on British trees in our downstairs bog, and I can now tie a
bowline and a true lovers’ knot, and tell a hornbeam from a wild service
tree.
My Max 3.x manual has now graduated to a shelf in the studio, but it
certainly did it’s time in the ‘smallest room’. Somehow a laptop just
wouldn’t be the same (and you’d burn your legs with a Ti book anyway) ;-)
Cheers
Roger

#127453
Apr 20, 2008 at 7:27pm

Nick Rothwell schrieb:
>> But sometimes it’s nice to flip through pages, and have something
>> catch your eye when you’re away from the computer.

Usually there are print/copy shops where you could hand out a pdf and
get a printed flippable printout for less than a officially printed copy
would cost. Its called “print-on-demand”…

> You’re perhaps too young to remember the printed documentation that came
> with Max 2.0. It was a black ring binder and it was enormous. I must
> still have mine somewhere.

Yes, I have that also still, I should put it on ebay, need space…
I also have the Max 3 Manual around…
Anybody who wants it should shout loud winking with some cash… ;-)

Stefan


Stefan Tiedje————x——-
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–(_|_ —-|—–|—–()——-
– _|_)—-|—–()————–
———-()——–www.ccmix.com

#127454
Apr 20, 2008 at 7:28pm

On 20 avr. 08, at 21:13, Roger Carruthers wrote:

> Reading on the toilet is an essential part of learning.

Having a laptop, improved my learning process ;-)

ej

#127455
Apr 20, 2008 at 7:52pm

On Apr 20, 2008, at 12:28 PM, Emmanuel Jourdan wrote:
> Having a laptop, improved my learning process ;-)

Do you have asbestos thighs?

-C

Chris Muir
cbm@well.com

http://www.xfade.com

#127456
Apr 20, 2008 at 8:01pm

On 20 avr. 08, at 21:52, Chris Muir wrote:

> Do you have asbestos thighs?

Everything is fine. Thanks for your concern;-)

ej

#127457
Apr 20, 2008 at 9:13pm

Quote: nick rothwell / cassiel wrote on Sun, 20 April 2008 04:58
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>
> You’re perhaps too young to remember the printed documentation that
> came with Max 2.0. It was a black ring binder and it was enormous. I
> must still have mine somewhere.
>

Well, not all that young, just a newborn babe in the max world, just starting to walk, grab external objects, and know just enough to do damage. I have my own version of the binder manuals that I printed, and used software on the old SGI machines that either came with an encyclopedia set of manuals, or a binder w/ the one tech support guy’s phone number.

I’ll have to look into print on demand, but I hope they can actually do a binding on them and print on both sides. 3 ring binders can get pretty bulky after a point.

#127458
Apr 21, 2008 at 4:59am

Kim Cascone schrieb:
> would love to see some new Max T’s

with rounded corners please, maybe a loadmess (what a mess) to
distinguish from the Pd folks…

Stefan


Stefan Tiedje————x——-
–_____———–|————–
–(_|_ —-|—–|—–()——-
– _|_)—-|—–()————–
———-()——–www.ccmix.com

#127459
Apr 21, 2008 at 8:55pm

that’s a great idea! [loadmess] has such wonderful imaginative
connotations! ;)

On Apr 20, 2008, at 9:59 PM, Stefan Tiedje wrote:

> Kim Cascone schrieb:
>> would love to see some new Max T’s
>
> with rounded corners please, maybe a loadmess (what a mess) to
> distinguish from the Pd folks…
>
> Stefan
>
> —
> Stefan Tiedje————x——-
> –_____———–|————–
> –(_|_ —-|—–|—–()——-
> — _|_)—-|—–()————–
> ———-()——–www.ccmix.com
>
>

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