looking for out-of-print computer book

Andrew Luke Nesbit ullbeking at andrewnesbit.org
Sun Sep 23 12:59:34 CDT 2018

On 23/09/2018 02:16, Nemo via cctalk wrote:
> On 22/09/2018, Al Kossow via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> I wonder if the book was announced and never released.
>> It's pretty rare when something that new doesn't show up anywhere.
> Very likely as the LC has no such entry (and they receive all titles
> published in the US).

I encountered a similar situation a few months ago, regarding a
technical book.  I was unable to find the latest edition.

I wrote to the primary author and explained my confusion. I received the
following clarification.

The publisher had announced the new edition of the book.  The primary
author was keen to do seek help from a co-author who had come on board
to help with specialized parts.

Some time after work began, the primary author expressed concerns about
the quality of the updates and the publisher cancelled or put the new
edition on hold (I can't remember which).  Nevertheless, confusing
entries about this non-existent updated edition remain in various catalogs.

OpenPGP key: EB28 0338 28B7 19DA DAB0  B193 D21D 996E 883B E5B9

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