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Re: VMs: "Voynich Controversy"...?
At 09:07 24/12/2004 +1000, Jacques Guy wrote:
23/12/2004 6:26:17 PM, jean-yves artero <jyartero@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Same for me; tried to order it used, of course no news; not seen
> elsewhere, IIRC; could be
> some dead project, sometimes books are displayed before they are
It sounds like the most likely explanation. [...]
It's very tempting, but I'm not so certain - why (apparently) announce the
paperback release first if it was from a well-known publisher (Robson Books
are part of Chrysalis Group, which isn't exactly small)? And why would it
use an ISBN number in another company's range?
If I knew how to do a reverse ISBN search (not to the product, but just to
the barcode owner's range), I could (probably) just ask the real publisher.
So many databases, so little time. :-o
Or else, I have a conspiracty theory:
someone (Amazon, Robson Books, ...?)
has planted this entry to find out how
much interest there would be in such
There's always the "secret database signature" theory: that Amazon might
add some fake books to its database in order to track which other web
companies are ripping their content off. I recently read about how the
Ordnance Survey was able to catch a company illegally selling their maps by
adding some non-existent roads to a disused air-force base (IIRC), which
amounts to much the same thing.
I'm not sure if it quite counts as a conspiracy theory, though. :-)
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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