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Comment Review copies, ARC's and such. (Score 1) 283

I help people to weed the errors out of their books. Fact checking, supplying references and the likes. So I get review copies, or as collectors prefer to call them 0-editions, ARC's [advance reading copies, if you will]. And when the final draft gets published - the 1st edition - I get a stack of signed, dedicated newly printed ones in return, as a form of payment. One for me, one for the archives, and the rest is being auctioned off for the benefit of Tibet. So, in the end, we all benefit in one way or another.

Comment Re:CPM? (Score 1) 763

....FORMAT command on the first day of Xmas holidays in 1983. First computer in town [8" floppy drives!] and no manual at hand, so just happy to discover how things went through trial and error. After that there were another 13 days left, just staring at the silly screen where the bleep went into oblivion.

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.