doctorow — 2013-10-30T21:42:04-04:00 — #1
technogeekagain — 2013-10-30T21:53:02-04:00 — #2
Alas, until the price comes down by at least an order of magnitude I can't justify owning a copy.. Even granting textbook pricing practices.
jhbadger — 2013-10-30T22:12:55-04:00 — #3
Before clicking the link I was thinking "geez..doesn't he know that a good quality facsimile doesn't come cheap? Expect to pay $150-$200" -- then I did click and saw exactly what you mean -- being $150-$200 would be coming down by a order of magnitude!
bob_brinkman — 2013-10-30T23:03:23-04:00 — #4
While I understand a great deal of work has gone into the translation and annotation, the price? Seriously? $1650?
Now, in the past, books of this nature certainly would have a small audience, and so pricing them high was the only way to recoup the time and expense. Today? With BOINGBOING readers along, if this were priced, even as high as $250, the increase in sales would make up for the reduced margin.
I had IMMEDIATELY gone to look at this as a superb gift but...at that price? I'll just look at the Amazon page longingly.
jake0748 — 2013-10-30T23:20:26-04:00 — #5
Is is printed on human skin?
digitalartform — 2013-10-31T00:54:07-04:00 — #6
Those skeletons look exactly the same as they do today! So much for Evolution, amirite?
clamb — 2013-10-31T13:17:12-04:00 — #7
doctorow — 2013-11-10T19:48:18-05:00 — #8
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