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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> empire pdf (pdf empire)
R. A. Hettinga on Thu, 2 Aug 2001 05:24:11 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> empire pdf (pdf empire)

At 11:32 AM -0400 on 8/1/01, Laurent Oget wrote:

> It is an  ENCRYPTED PDF document

No, once again, (and in a lower tone of voice :-)), the document in
question, a PDF version of "Empire", was just a PDF document.

If you have a PDF reader, and, like I said, there are *other* pdf readers
out there besides Adobe's, even in open-source form, and free-as-in-beer or
free-as-in-speech, I expect, and, if you want, you can read it withh one of

In fact, someone *here* just converted it to text, right? I'm not a
gambling man, bit I would bet, if I were, that *they* converted it without
recourse to Adobe software.

Again, the current cryptographer-in-jail flap is about the *e-book*
software, that Adobe has put out, which is different from PDF.

Same thing, but different. Apples and Oranges, or whatever.

Hope that helps.


R. A. Hettinga <mailto: rah {AT} ibuc.com>
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