There's definitely outdated information here- particularly about things that naturally get outdated - old camera recommendations, old software recommendations, etc. The forum is in its 5th year, since it is about technology and books you should expect some things to fall out of date.jaske78 wrote: As I look at this, I am struck by how much I don't know. Some of the posts are old enough that I wonder if they are outdated. Some of them are so technical that my eyes cross. The fact that many posts are a year or more old also puzzles me. Is it just a slow, low-key board or has interest waned due to technical innovations I am unaware of?
I wish everyone a pleasant summer.
Since the early days, the pace of discussion has slowed a bit. There was a time when the Google Books project was very hot in the press and it brought a lot of traffic here. The idea of making your own book scanner felt a bit newer; now it's a fairly established thing. Many splinter projects happen but never post their results here. Also, forums were a more-standard format then, they were less eroded by social media. We also get fewer signups but hundreds of times more spammer signups. I know some good people fall through the cracks of our registration system occasionally.
In short, post away. We can always use more book lovers like you and there is indeed a lot to learn. For me, this five-year journey into book scanning technology is just coming to a head... over time this forum has produced an enormous amount of innovative technology and it's the right moment to put it all together. Exciting times, even if I'm not posting here as much, it's not due to lack of activity. In fact, I'm more active on the project than I've ever been.