From: Joseph Legris
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Subject: Re: "Art of Electronics" for 15 $ New !!!
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Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 21:35:52 -0400
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Spehro Pefhany wrote:
> 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,
> > memories.
> > You can still get it at Amazon for US$40. That's a lot of pesos.
> > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/103-8129338-8442203
> Ticket to Hong Kong: $2000
> Goodies at swanky HK shop: $300
> A copy of K&R autographed by Imelda Marcos: Priceless
> Best regards,
> Spehro Pefhany
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I wish that were the case. My meeting with Imelda was before I acquired
the book. Her autograph appears in the back of an old notebook.
I'd be happy with a copy of K&R signed by KorR :-)