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Tanenbaum: Ken Brown's Motivation, Release 1.2

May 22, 2004, 05:30 (34 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Tanenbaum)

"I got an advance copy of Ken Brown's book. I think it is still under embargo, so I won't comment on it. Although I am not an investigative reporter, even I know it is unethical to discuss publications still under embargo. Some of us take ethics more seriously than others. So I won't even reveal the title. Let's call it The Brown Book. There is some precedent for nicknaming books after colors: The International Standard for the CD-ROM (IS 10149) is usually called The Red Book.

"Suffice it to say, there is a great deal to criticize in the book. I am sure that will happen when it is published. I may even help out..."

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