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post #9 of Old 11-18-2006
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there is talk about "changing the distribution media" for seacharts (and for that matters, aerial charts and similar stuff) to CD-Roms. likewise, the nautical almanac is suposed to get discontinued, though it will still be available as .pdf for free download.
the idea is actually just to save money on printing, not to extinkt paper charts.
the idea is that you buy a complete set of charts on CD, then print those you need out for yourself.
of course, there's electronic means to view the charts without printing them, like laptops and soon there will be dedicated gadgets.
i still wouldn't do without paper, exept perhaps for some early planning.
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