REVIEW (sorta): "Dictionary of Information Security", Robert Slade
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"Dictionary of Information Security", Robert Slade, 2006,
%A Robert Slade rslade@...
%C 800 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA 02370
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%O Audience n+ Tech 3 Writing 3 (well, I would, wouldn't I?)
%P 256 p.
%T "Dictionary of Information Security"
Their our lots of wurds in this book. Sum of the werds are big.
They're are no pitchers in this book. If ewe like big wirds and no
pitchers you will like this book.
The courier driver showed up at noon, today, with the box of author
copies. So I can, with assurance (p. 13) state that the volume now
actually exists in hardcopy. After four years of maintaining it
mostly as a resource for those studying for the CISSP exam, it's now
going to be available in bookstores for everyone.
It's been interesting, working with Syngress. Having worked with more
traditional publishers, I was rather expecting the usual 2-3 months of
contract negotiations, 2-3 months to get out the final manuscript (the
book had, after all, already been basically finished: I'd been using
it on the Website for some time), and the usual 4-6 months in copy
editing and galley proofing. The contract negotiations took about a
month and a half. I got the final contract May 18th. They wanted the
manuscript on the 26th. I got the galley proofs on June 1st, and had
them back to Syngress on June 4th. (Then there seems to have been
some kind of hiccup with the printer: it's been "due" every day now
for about three weeks.)
So now, I suppose, I'd better get a move on. I've already replaced
the glossary page (http://victoria.tc.ca/techrev/secgloss.htm) with an
errata page, and I've got about 60 entries that need to be added or
corrected. So I hope you'll all actually buy the book, and Syngress
will be moved to putting out a new edition fairly soon. (And
regularly, after that.)
copyright Robert M. Slade, 2006 BKDCINSC.RVW 20060528
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