Just so y’all can have a little bit better idea of what Scott and I have been discussing, here are the introductory pages, kind of the preface, to OTTO, which I seem to have written somewhere around 1993-4. Tech-wise, it almost might have been somewhere around 1100: I was using a hand-scanner to get images I cut from a German book published ca. 1930, then editing them probably in MS Word, unless it was in some cave-person image program from those very dark times when people were, for instance, still paying hourly for the privilege of live-chatting on AOL.
I probably still have the book and the original images somewhere, meaning they ought to be re-scannable if I decide to do what I’m thinking about doing: Produce it!
Also wanted to test the display of PDF files. The “embedded reader” method seems to be the most practical way to present a heavily formatted text that one may not be inclined to sherpa pixel by pixel through the intergorge.
UPDATE: Below are two test “embeds” (for bob or anyone else having trouble viewing the first PDF file): Do you see an over-enlarged/pixellated image file, within a document viewer, somewhere below? How about at the bottom? Should be a directly embedded PDF file. (There may be some viewer fratricide between the embeds… you can ignore that for now.)
kinda like Cage’s 4’33” in visual form – a blank box.