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Hypermedia Online Publishing: the Transformation of the Scholarly Journal


4.2.2 Multimedia facilities

Early computers (including early personal computers) were largely limited to displaying textual information. Text is only a fraction (albeit a large one) of the possible universe of information that one might wish to present. Current entry-level computers now routinely come equipped with the following features to support multimedia information forms and delivery mechanisms:

These features can now start to be assumed by those who wish to deliver content to display on these hardware platforms. It should be pointed out, though, that the resolution of current display screens (at about 90 dots per inch or dpi) is still significantly inferior even to low-end printing devices (300 dpi).



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