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    Re: Lecky's "Wrinkles" is online
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2006 Dec 3, 21:23 -0500

    
    Frank,
    I agree that there is some use in digitalization:-)
    When you buy a book by mail order, you do not
    really know whether thebook is good or bad.
    Digitalization helps you to buy with confidence.
    
    For example, I recently bought Ifland's Taking the stars,
    because George frequently cites it:-)
    I did not expect much from this book, except
    pictures, but if I had an opportunity to see it
    in advance I would not spend $60 on it.
    
    Alex
    
    On Sun, 3 Dec 2006, Frank Reed wrote:
    
    >
    >
    > Alex, you wrote, quoting Lecky:
    > "It is as easy to be deceived in purchasing a sextant
    > as in buying a horse.
    > The market is glutted with sextants MADE FOR SALE
    > (Lecky's emphasis) Every pawnbroker's window in a seaport
    > towen is half full of them. Some wendors even hold out the
    > inducement in large type that their instruments are
    > "free from error". "
    >
    > That's great. He's a quotable guy!
    >
    > As an example of the value of having this online, I went to the google
    > entry for the book and entered "horse" under "search in this book" (I
    > figured there wouldn't be too many references to horses in a book on
    > marine navigation). And there it was. :-)
    >
    > -FER
    >
    >
    > >
    
    
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