From: Joseph Legris
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Subject: Re: "Art of Electronics" for 15 $ New !!!
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Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 20:30:37 -0400
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Jonathan Kirwan wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Sep 2002 22:56:39 GMT, B Thomas
> >Well, I did take the risk and ordered . Also the seller informs me
> >that print quality is good . Let me see how it goes , if it turns out to
> >be bad , I will post a warning in big bold letters.
> Best of luck and let us know what you think. What is the shipping
> cost to be charged, by the way?
> I'm crossing this over into sci.electronics.design in the hope that
> Winfield Hill sees it and comments on these Indian publishers of his
> efforts, 2nd ed of AofE, for about $13 new and the student edition for
> about $9 new, at oscarindia.com. He may have something useful to say
> about it, as well.
> If it's legit, I may add that source as a recommendation to students
> and professionals I meet. Horowitz and Hill deserves wide reading
> (and a 3rd edition real soon before I get to old to care, ;)
That reminds me: I picked up a copy of Kernighan & Ritchie's "C",
2nd.ed, in 1993, in Manilla, for 72 pesos (roughly $3 at the time). It
was published by Prentice-Hall of India, presumably with the blessings
of the authors, but who knows? It also notes that it was reprinted in
the Philippines by "Presidential Decree" in 1989 and was forbidden from
export. That must have been president Aquino, who came to power in '86.
1989 was also the year that Ferdy Marcos died. I did bump into his widow
Imelda, in 1992, at a swanky Hong Kong shop. She was on one of her
ill-fated cash recovery tours. I got her autograph under the watchful
eye of one of her professional goons. I eventually smuggled the illegal
book back to Canada where it remains on my bookshelf. Memories,
You can still get it at Amazon for US$40. That's a lot of pesos.