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Andy Pennell's books.

Postby Dave » Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:11 pm

Hi all.

I contacted Andy Pennell about his books and DEVPAC.

He gives permission for his books to be converted to freely distributable e-books. He only asks that his Linked-In profile be places near his name. He also is fine with any little utilities he wrote and which were published by him or in his books are freely distributable.

However, the DEVPAC software rights were licensed to a company that still exists. He does not hold those rights and so he cannot express an opinion on them.

Andy now lives in Washington State, USA, and has asked for the QL Forum details. He may join us in due course. If possible, it would be very prudent to get this man a QL!


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Postby NormanDunbar » Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:27 pm

Good news indeed, many thanks Dave.

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Re: Andy Pennell's books.

Postby Derek_Stewart » Tue Apr 12, 2022 1:31 pm

Hi,

Good news, I really like Andy's style of writing.

I have converted some of his books for private study and enjoyment.


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Re: Andy Pennell's books.

Postby dilwyn » Tue Apr 12, 2022 2:43 pm

I'd be happy to put these on my eBooks page if anyone has freely distributable eBook versions of them. I can convert formats with Calibre.


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Re: Andy Pennell's books.

Postby pjw » Tue Apr 12, 2022 3:38 pm

Perhaps it would be a good idea to make some corrections first. IIRC there were a number of "bugs". I always preferred the Adder book, (by Arian Dickens, I think) not least of all because it still hasnt fallen to pieces despite years of abuse.


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Re: Andy Pennell's books.

Postby Derek_Stewart » Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:35 pm

Hi,

I have the Assembly Language Programming on QL partial done, I will find my book scanner and sxan the Qdos Companion, which I usually end up with a Libre Office Writer file, so could updated and revised.


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Re: Andy Pennell's books.

Postby Dave » Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:56 pm

I think Andy might be receptive to taking fix requests to go into ebooks. I'm happy to act as collator of requests here in this thread. That way if/when he joins he can see them in one place. If he doesn't join, I'll make sure they are run by him.

It would also be nice if some of the tables and illustrations were re-done.


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Re: Andy Pennell's books.

Postby Cristian » Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:32 pm

Dave wrote:It would also be nice if some of the tables and illustrations were re-done.

Probably I could help somehow. Can you give a specific example of table or illustration to be re-done please?


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Re: Andy Pennell's books.

Postby Peter » Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:51 pm

I still have "The Sinclair QDOS companion" which I like a lot. I'm very curious if Andy will show up on this forum.


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Re: Andy Pennell's books.

Postby XorA » Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:52 pm

Peter wrote:I still have "The Sinclair QDOS companion" which I like a lot. I'm very curious if Andy will show up on this forum.


I have 2 copies, its been super useful to work out in places what uQLx was doing when patching up QDOS!



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