Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2003 16:33:16 -0800
From: MikeL <mikelob@...>
Subject: CD-ROM Availability Announcement and Survey
At a price of about $4.65 I would order ___2__ quantity of CD-ROM sets of
HTML & PDF.
At a price of about $9.23 I would order ___1__ quantity of CD-ROM sets of
HTML & PDF.
Survey results will be tabulated next Sunday after 1:00 PM Pacific cost
time on 7 Dec 03.
A small team of volunteers (Nancy included) from TT-Forum and from
TT-Inc has been working diligently over the last month or so to create a
CD-ROM product. I am very excited to announce we have a set of two
CD-ROM masters (PDF and HTML) made for the full ZetaTalk site. Now we
need to make a determination of interest level. This will then
determine the quantity produced and the resulting cost. If we make a
small quantity of 100 the cost will be about $9.23 if we make a 1000 or
more then the cost is around $4.65. This cost includes shipping within
the US. There may be an extra charge for overseas. The Nonprofit
doesn't have a lot of funds to invest so making a good guess becomes the
task at hand. We need your input. Please send me a personal E-Mail
(keeps the traffic off the list) stating how many copies of the set of 2
you would order if the price was about $9.23 and how many you would
order if the price was about $4.65. This is just a survey and is not
placing the order. That will come a little later once the final cost and
price is determined.
The following is a more detailed description of the 2 CD set:
HTML and PDF off-line CD-ROM reference for Zetatalk, Trouble Times and
Nonprofit Version 1.1 (21 Nov 03)
An off-line ZetaTalk site download of 38,973 pages is now available in
PDF and HTML format on two CD-ROMs. A package set of both CDs are
available for a donation of $x.xx (yet to be determined) to cover
duplication and shipping. If you want to contribute more, then this will
ultimately lower the price for those that follow.
Both CDs have included one level of linked off site pages. This
accounts for about 9,000 pages. Both CD-ROMs auto start into a menu
where the data can be accessed by selecting Troubled Times, Zetatalk,
Nonprofit home pages, or the Survival Booklet.
The PDF CD-ROM has the advantage of being able to do a rapid indexed key
word or phrase searches of the full set of 38,973 pages. The HTML CD-ROM
has included the linked sound, video, and spreadsheets. For fast
access, instructions exist on the CD-ROMs to assist one in copying the
disks to a hard drive.
These disks may be freely copied and distributed within certain
restrictions as per the copyright statement on the disks. The HTML
CD-ROM uses 641 MB of disk space and has 55,090 files and 9,544 folders
on it. The PDF CD-ROM uses 470 MB of disk space and has 52 files in 11
HTML = Hyper Text Markup Language format (use any internet browser).
PDF = Portable Document Format (use Adobe Reader 4.0 or later is
recommended. Adobe Reader versions 5.05 and 6.0 for Windows and the Mac
are included on the CD-ROM disk).