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Online origami? — 2 Comments

  1. Ignoring the digital distribution of diagrams (both legitimate and not), there is already a barrier to access as most diagrams are available in books, many of which are not widely available.

    Sure, there seem to be 1,000,000 copies of variations of Rick Beech’s origami book, but for the more complex books, the print runs are very small and often in a different country on a different continent and in a different language from the prospective buyer. I personally have a large origami book collection that I have accumulated over a long period of time, but most new folders will likely only have access to a few books, and may not have the means to get those books that are still readily available. (I don’t have the budget to get all the origami books I would like to have, and you diabolical people keep publishing more!)

    I guess my point is that there is already a huge gap in diagram accessibility between the hardcore folders and the more casual among us. Having more venues of exclusive diagrams will just make this situation worse.

    • I do feel sorry for people who may not have the internet or a large folding library, but think back to the 70s…

      Hang on,, there’s a blog post in here somewhere 😉

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