a brief note on proprietary formats

I really wanted to publish my little poetry book of a couple of years back: A Fool’s Tale in both PDF and XHTML formats (using a Creative Commons license), but when I found the disk on which I’d stored my files, I discovered that I only have it in Pagemaker 6 format…from back in the days when I had regular access to Pagemaker, I suppose. now I don’t…damn. rather than dealing with OCR or retyping, I imagine I’ll be finding a computer (either on campus or at Kinko’s) with Pagemaker. and at least one of the formats it gets converted into will be something plaintext, that’s for sure!