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Re: Commodore 64x manual



Some very good news indeed.  Glad we could make that connection with
Commodore USA.  It sounds like they've already completed an entire
print run, which means we won't be able to offer substantial
assistance until they go to press a second time.  I suppose we'll just
have to hang tight until then.


On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Kevin Godby <godbyk@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey, guys.
> I write to Commodore USA about their use of our manual.  I asked if
> they would like help creating a custom version for their page size and
> also asked if they'd had any feedback about our manual.  Here's the
> response I received:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Harry S Hawk
> Date: Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 1:17 PM
> Subject: Re: Commodore 64x manual
> To: kevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: Barry Altman
> Dear Kevin,
> Thanks for your email. We can confirm that we printed the 10.10 manual
> for the current batch of Commodore VIC and C64x products.
> My understanding is that the side notes and captions were removed as
> they didn't fit the form factor as you surmised.
> We are just now starting to get feedback on the product as of date we
> have not received any specific feedback on the manual. We are pleased
> that you are interested in how our customers are responding to the
> manual and we will certainly forward any feedback. I will also let you
> know if we plan to do any additional print runs, etc. and we would
> certainly welcome your input at that time.
> Thanks for your email and please stay in touch,
> Yours,
> Harry S. Hawk
>> From: Kevin Godby <kevin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Date: July 31, 2011 5:47:27 PM EDT
>> Subject: Commodore 64x manual
>> Hello.
>> Recently, Bryan Behrenshausen (CC'd) sent me the following YouTube
>> video showing the unboxing of a Commodore 64x.
>>    http://youtu.be/ejnMwDr3-zs
>> Bryan noted that Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.10 was included in the
>> C64x manual and I noticed that it appeared (though it's hard to tell
>> for sure) that the side notes and captions may have been cropped so
>> that the manual would fit onto the page size you're using.
>> As the book designer for the Ubuntu manual, I wanted to offer my
>> assistance in generating a custom edition of the manual that's
>> designed for your page size.
>> In addition, we plan on releasing Getting Started with Ubuntu 11.04 in
>> the next few months.  (Hopefully, we'll be back on track for a more
>> timely release of the 11.10 edition of the manual.)  We'd love to hear
>> any feedback you've received from those who have read through the
>> manual—spots that should be more clear or require more explanation,
>> missing topics, and even what they did find helpful.
>> The members of the Ubuntu Manual Project are always thrilled to see
>> our work put to good use!  Thanks!
>> --Kevin Godby