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From: "Gene Stuff" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Exporting Witness Tags
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 17:50:58 +0000


>From: Terry Reigel <>
>
>There are already two ways to get the data out. You can read it on screen,
>or print it in a
>wide variety of reports. Why is it TMG's responsibility to provide for
>every method of
>output that a user might dream up, including those which are not designed
>to transmit the
>data?

We're not asking for every method a user might dream up, only for an
improvement in the most standard method of genealogical data transfer, that
is GEDCOM.

> > The user should run
> > the application, not the application run the user.
>
>The user does run the data, with a lot more flexibility than with most
>applications. But
>every application ever invented has a finite number of features, and cannot
>do everything a
>large group of users can imagine. To imply otherwise is to just ignore
>reality.
>
>Terry Reigel

GEDCOM is a very important feature in my mind. To ignore GEDCOM is to
ignore the reality of the current situation in computerized genealogy.


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