@aral At least PDF is an open standard, I suppose, and not an opaque proprietary blob.
It's like the old days of Microsoft's website publisher, which just turned each page into a single big image.
A long time ago: Oh no, not a PDF, they're so slow; why can't it just be a website.
Today: Oh nice, a PDF, I don't need a monstrous second OS (web browser) to read it, and it's so much faster than the average website.
@aral In the article, they dismiss just not using that bad parts, and honestly, I don't understand. (Same reason I don't really understand Gemini) Why can't a site owner just not use the bad tracking parts?
@aral I kinda like the epub export approach some people offer. The real™ "read later" solution I mean 😜
Isn't it more the other way round - PDF is getting really really good at its job of being a reliable portable document format?
@aral I’ve been saving offline copies of webpages with useful information as PDFs for years now, so this idea actually makes a lot of sense to me.
@aral That's ridiculous.
You are not forced to use all the tools, framework, JS or any 3rd stuffAsAService around to provide content on the web.
This post is just a false sense of subversion and fake rant.
lab6 got their 15minutes on HN i guess.
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