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Re: Electronic Publication/Response

In a message dated 95-08-15 18:56:59 EDT, bcunning@nssi.com (Cunningham,
Betty) writes:

>Hmmmph!  You don't need a CD ROM reader to look at the 
>     original fossil.  

Right! But sometimes the original fossil is destroyed in a bombing raid on
Munich in 1944, as happened to the type material of _Spinosaurus_,
_Bahariasaurus_, and _Aegyptosaurus_ (to name three). Or it's just plain lost
(as happens too often to mention). Then the printed record is all we have

Stone tablets have the virtue of permanence, but public dissemination in
multiple copies might be a problem.