From: "Spehro Pefhany"
Subject: Re: "Art of Electronics" for 15 $ New !!!
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Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 01:14:56 GMT
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In sci.electronics.design Joseph Legris wrote:
> 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.
Ticket to Hong Kong: $2000
Goodies at swanky HK shop: $300
A copy of K&R autographed by Imelda Marcos: Priceless
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