Is FreeBSD simple enough for Novices, Will FreeBSD accept Office 98 + Publisher?

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Mon Apr 30 16:57:49 UTC 2007

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> When I wrote my book Addison Wesley used Quark internally, but required
> me to submit my manuscript -on paper-.  They then retyped it, sent me
> the proofs (which had enormous numbers of typos in them) I corrected and
> sent back.
> I asked them if I gave them the manuscript in Quark source files if they
> would take that, (because I had access to a pirated copy of Quark and
> figured I would import what I had written my book in) and they would 
> not.  They required a paper manuscript.
> Thus, use whatever you want to write your book - if your going to get it
> published most likely your publisher will not be using what your using.


--- a good insight.  "Team written" books with some of today's publishers
are even worse --- some friends of mine had a tome published with plenty
of errors, including Microsoft Word "auto-corrections" inside their code
blocks (I will grant that the publisher wasn't quite Addison-Wesley in

It's pretty easy to understand why many people choose to publish their
work privately these days.
Kevin Kinsey
Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to man's confidence in man.
		-- James Blish

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