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    Re: What ever happened to Renee Mattie and the Silicon Sea rewrite?
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2007 Apr 29, 04:42 -0400

    > From: "George Huxtable" 
    > Dan maintained that he was just an ordinary sailor, not into the finer
    > points that some of those problems inevitably raised, which was fair enough.
    > But I thought, at the time that Renee offered to take it on, that it would
    > be quite a handful, to make a consistent set of problems-and-answers out of
    > the series, and I didn't envy her task.
    Spot on.  Especially given the intro statement that some of the exercises
    purposefully introduced errors (blunders) and some simply had author's
    I never quite knew what level of precision they were working to, so what to
    take into account.   For example wind-generated surface currents or leeway
    given point of sail.
    In the bigger picture, some thought-provoking material, but often (like all
    texts where one finds errors or omissions) frustrating if your answer does
    not match.
    Sailing a mile in her shoes, the problem for me wouldn't be not enough
    input; but too much input to make sense of it all.
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