[Coco] Re: Rainbow on Disc

Richard E. Crislip rcrislip at neo.rr.com
Tue Jun 7 19:11:39 EDT 2005

Hello John

How about FWD? Maybe they could/would help.

On 06/08/2005, John R. Hogerhuis wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-06-08 at 09:12 -0600, Michael Wayne Harwood wrote:
>> Here is the latest communication thread regarding what I would like to
>> unofficially dub "Rainbow on Disc".  I think that Lonnie's terms are
>> extremely fair.  At $.25 per issue the entire Rainbow archive of 144
>> issues could be had for $36 plus shipping and media costs.  Are there
>> any thoughts regarding the costs or what Lonnie has proposed?
> I think someone is going to have to take responsibility for the
> administration portion of this. Quarterly reports to Lonnie, collection
> of money, the check, etc. It's an expense and would have to be covered
> in some way by the final price for the CD. Glenside was suggested.
> Perhaps Cloud-9 is another possibility? Accounting sucks but someone
> has to do it.
> As Lonnie suggests, we should just produce a complete collection CD,
> not individual issues.
> Other than that it seems the list of conditions is completely workable.
>> I think we should start a discussion regarding the actual work and the
>> practical details involved.  Boisy has some good questions regarding
>> standards and consistency.
> I'd take a fairly loose approach. I think everyone that wants to donate
> copies goes into a big list with all the issues they own. Hopefully
> there is a lot of overlap. We need a list of people with scanners w/
> document feeders that are willing to do the work. Hopefully each of
> these people have access to a printshop that can safely remove the
> binding from the copies that they will scan.
> Then each person donating a copy or copies can mail them directly to
> the individuals doing the scanning. They cut, scan and upload to a
> central website where they are reviewed and cleaned up. Then we can use
> a command line tool to make magazines out of them, OCR or whatever.
> BTW Michael, great job getting the ball rolling.
> -- John.
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