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Steve,

I use the 67-91 UBC from time to time and have found it useful.

It may be slightly more difficult to use than the book itself but I don't
have all of those old codes so it is easier for me.

The format is the same as you mentioned though.

Brad Friederichs 
VE Solutions, Inc.
Sacramento

At 09:27 AM 3/23/99 -0800, you wrote:
>A few years ago I tried out the UBC on CD-ROM.  It was the first 
>one they issued, and it was disappointing.  It consisted of the 
>scanned-in text of the UBC.  There were no hyperlinks or other 
>navigational aids.  All you could do was search for a word.  Since 
>the text was scanned and then OCR'd, you couldn't even count on it 
>being correct.  Rather, you had to verify it with your printed copy, or
>using the non-searchable pre-OCR version that was also included 
>on the CD.
>
>Now I see that ICBO has issued the 1967-1991 codes on one CD 
>($200 for members).  This seems like it could be a valuable 
>reference if it is well done.  Has anyone had a chance to try it?  Is it
>any better than the early attempts?  
>
>How about the 97 UBC on CD-ROM?  I hope that at the very least, 
>when the text contains a reference to another section in the UBC, 
>you can click on it and go there.
>
>Mark W. Nienberg, S.E.
>Steven Tipping + associates
>Berkeley, CA
>mwn(--nospam--at)tipping.com
>
>