Preface

 

You’d think that reprinting the original Technical Brief Collection would be simple: send the publisher the original discs and call it a day. But we didn’t feel completely comfortable doing that. We had winced far too often at the annoying typos that had marred the first printing, and now was our opportunity to fix them. Besides, we reasoned, if this was to be reprinted as the first volume of a two-volume set, the contents ought to be completely reset in the interests of graphic and typographic integrity.

From one point of view, we were asking for trouble — and we got it. We revisited the whole thing page by page, fixing typos, replacing slashed fractions with stacked fractions, applying new style sheets, adding trademark symbols, ...

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