Minhaz Kazi
Sep 18, 2018 · 1 min read

Thank you for the insightful response. I agree that a lot of users are simply habituated to PDFs and it has become a part of how users operate. This means change would be difficult. I am not advocating for completely stopping PDF usage. I think there are strong cases for using PDFs but that should not become the norm. PDFs should be a last resort than a best practice. There would be instances when one has to export and distribute a PDF for business requirements, technological limitation, or just human behavior. That is fine as long as we keep the idea of live data in the back of our minds and keep pushing for higher adoption of live dashboards.

    Minhaz Kazi

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