[Edu-sig] Parody text book?

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 16:38:39 CET 2006

Not to belabor the issue, but for this to be a bogus or scam operation
doesn't necessarily implicate this publisher of high repute, with whom I've
made my peace.  The authors submitting this draft didn't arrive with much
bio in my inbox, i.e. I know nothing that would certify them as Pythonista
insiders, so if they were plants, here to discredit Python by saying IDLE is
Windows only, there's nothing Thomson has to do about it, except watch.

Anyway, I don't think there's much purpose to all this paranoia (and yes,
I'm the one who stirred it up in the first place).  I usually rely on Arthur
to come out with the dark motives hypotheses.  Now we know that, left to my
own devices, I'm able to auto-generate same.


On 1/17/06, w chun <wescpy at gmail.com> wrote:
> if it's the thomson book, i don't think it's a fraud, but i don't
> think it will be received well.  i had to negotiate for a higher rate
> in exchange for "my opinion."  i mentioned the shortcomings the book
> had, and gave them *my* idea of what such a book should be like, and
> just pointed them to "Core Python."  :-)  then they conveniently
> forgot to pay me..., no wait, it was an "error in the accounting
> dept," which they fixed, and finally sent across the pond.  the main
> problem is that they are so many good books on the market now, that i
> don't see any reason why anyone should buy it much less publish it.
> cheers,
> -wesley
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