[Coco] Rainbow Magazine!

Aaron Wolfe aawolfe at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 22:21:10 EDT 2012

Those PDFs are all OCR, but its important to note that unlike Tim's
project which provides perfect text verified by humans, these are the
result of an automated process and are not perfect.  The goal was to
be "good enough" that full text searches returned fairly accurate
results, not perfection.  You generally will not be able to copy and
paste code and expect it to run without some editing, for example.

One thing I think many people miss is that the search box on
CoCoCoding does do a full text search through all the Rainbows, the
Hot CoCos, other magazines, the dozens of manuals and programming
texts available there, etc.  It isn't perfect but I still find it
quite useful.

The PDFs on CoCoCoding are generally 1/10th or less the size of the
originals, which is why the entire collection is 3GB instead 40.
There is an unavoidable loss of quality from the originals, but I
tried to balance it so they are still enjoyable.  In many cases the
text enhancement done during the processing actually makes the text
easier to read than the originals IMHO.

If you're looking for the most accurate, high DPI scans and nice
looking pictures, these are not what you want.  If you want to read or
search them (or are concerned about space) they might be.

On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:00 PM, Stephen H. Fischer
<SFischer1 at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Rainbow Magazine!
> OPPS, my bad. Aaron did an even more important job than I remembered.
> They are so much smaller because they have been OCRed.
> You can copy and paste text. YES, the best possible solution.
> The random issue I chose looked so great, it was like the real printed
> issue!
> I have done a ton of scanning for Dean so I knew that it could not be an
> original scan.
> If you have download already one Rainbow and wish to compare with Aarons
> work see
> Rainbow on Aarons site.
> "Most of these scans come from the Malted Media mailing list. They have been
> OCRed and reduced in size from the originals."
> https://sites.google.com/a/aaronwolfe.com/cococoding/home
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Luis Fernández" <luis46coco at hotmail.com>
> To: "COCO" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [Coco] maltedmedia ftp request
>> Only Rainbown Magazine 48Gb
>> Tandy 15 Gb
>> Total Maltedmedia 200 Gb aprox
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Making
>> CoCoDskUtilPack V 1.0.10.zip, Scan magazines and organize maltedmedia
>> http://cococoding.com/cocodskutil/ Thank Aaron Wolfe
>> My personal blog: http://www.luis45ccs.blogspot.com,
>> Excuse my English, I use google translator, my language is Spanish, I'm
>> Spanish but I live in Venezuela
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:04:25 -0600
>>> From: rvanscherpe at penwin.net
>>> To: coco at maltedmedia.com
>>> Subject: [Coco] maltedmedia ftp request
>>> 38 GB is a lot.  if you have new people coming in and downloading
>>> everything thats a huge part.
>>> I'm just saying.  As far as a DVD goes, just a suggestion but doesn't
>>> have to happen.
>>> Maybe someone could volunteer to host the larger sizes somewhere else.
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