The Processed World PDFs from the Internet Archive are hell on wheels. They use JPEG2000 images which bring just about everything to its knees.
Still, these are things I want to read.
So I’m still hoping there will be a tablet with the strength to do these. Otherwise I’ll just have to convert them into a less strenuous PDF format.
Downloading in Safari:
Waiting for Safari to display:
Sent to iBooks:
But look at how slowly the thumbnail pages are rendering:
I’m able to view some pages:
And iBooks is brought to its knees, with page one — which had previously been rendered — not displaying:
Things don’t improve in Split view (Safari at right):
Split view, in fact, fucks it all up. Look at the bottom, at the page thumbnails — now some are missing:
Things aren’t any better when scrolling it in Safari:
Split view in portrait makes things even worse, as even more thumbnail pages disappear:
And no hopping from page to page:
Back to landscape Split view:
And the missing thumbnails are different!
What an absolute disaster.
But you know what?
I would have been absolutely shocked if this PDF has worked.
This is why I call this PDF an Extreme Torture Test.
I don’t expect anything to pass this time for some time yet.
And by that time, I will have converted these PDFs and already read them.
This is simply a test. Failing doesn’t matter. It’s expected.
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