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  • Subject: [mg90155] Jump to Page Mathematica Book
  • From: "Hobbs, Sylvia (DPH)" <Sylvia.Hobbs at state.ma.us>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 06:57:29 -0400 (EDT)
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Mathematica can celebrate its 20th anniversary by heeding Van Halen's
recommendation to, "Go ahead, jump. Get it and jump."

Instead of hardcopy Mathematica Book, I would prefer an
online-browsable-indexed-jump-to-page version

like the current online version of A New Kind of Science.
http://www.wolframscience.com/nksonline/toc.html)

Even though I have three different autographs of Stephen Wolfram in my
NKS hardcopy, I more frequently use the electronic text on my Pocket PC
in the library.



Sylvia Hobbs



> -----Original Message-----

> From: mathgroup-adm at smc.vnet.net [mailto:mathgroup-adm at smc.vnet.net]
On Behalf

> Of Murray Eisenberg

> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 4:52 AM

> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net

> Subject: [mg90129] Re: [mg90104] Re: [mg90051] Re: [mg89996] Re: Happy
Birthday

> Mathematica!

>

> Fair enough!

>

> Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:

> > I certianly have no objection to the existence of a printed version
of

> > "The Mathematica Book", even if it is 11000 pages long. What is

> > important to me (since I definitely have no use for such a

> > monstrosity) is that I should not be required to subsidize other

> > people's preferences in this respect. I may of course be wrong, but

> > judging by the posts in the MathGroup, I doubt many people would
wish

> > to pay for such a book (it certainly won't be free) if they had a

> > choice. In view of that,  I don't think it would be a very wise of
WRI

> > to print a large number of copies and hope that enough buyers will

> > be found later. The only sensible approach would be to allow those
who

> > want a printed copy to custom order it, and pay for the full cost of

> > printing, binding and sending themselves. Given that an electronic

> > version already exists I can see no great problems in making
suitable

> > arrangements right away; in fact WRI could even sell license the
right

> > to print "The Mathematica Book" on demand basis to Kinko's. This
seems

> > to me an ideal solution to which I can't see how anyone could
object.

>

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