Subject: Re: PART ONE: Lisp & Education: Re: Norvig's latest paper on Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 03:05:35 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Simon Katz
| A warning:
| I bought a copy (from Global Engineering) a few months ago. I was
| hugely pissed off because it costs something like $400, and:

  Complain vociferously.  I got a real book, well bound, and very nicely
  printed on fairly thin, high-quality, and acid-free paper.  Except for the
  always poor choice of not overriding Don Knuth's aesthetic taste in fonts, it
  is a very nicely formatted text.  (Yeah, I also bought the PDF version, which
  is a cruel joke.  No wonder Common Lisp is not more popular!  The stupid ANSI
  Catalog does not even list it correctly, so it is very hard to order.)

| Has anyone bought a decent copy recently?

  Not recently.  I bought mine directly from ANSI.  I have received mail to the
  effect that Global only does loose-leaf copies and should be avoided, but it
  seems hard to do just that given their relationship with ANSI.  I also cannot
  verify this information except to say that when I bought my first copy of
  ANSI C from Global mere weeks after it was published, the front page was a
  color copy and the rest was loose-leaf on crappy paper.

  If I were in your shoes, I would take this up with ANSI and demand a real
  copy for the money you had paid Global.
  Guide to non-spammers: If you want to send me a business proposal, please be
  specific and do not put "business proposal" in the Subject header.  If it is
  urgent, do not use the word "urgent".  If you need an immediate answer, give
  me a reason, do not shout "for your immediate attention".  Thank you.