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5.0 out of 5 stars Great content, beautiful presentation, 9 Dec 2012
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This review is from: The Nature of Computation (Kindle Edition)
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I wrote a review here in late 2012 praising the book's content (which is great) and criticising the layout / typography of the kindle version, which was truly dreadful. That kindle version has now been removed from sale and replaced by a 'print replica' version, which is simply beautiful. I'm now reading the book again, and enjoying it even more.

The only downside is that it can't be viewed on a regular kindle (needs iPad / computer), but that display probably couldn't do it justice anyway.
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Initial post: 22 Jan 2013 16:59:26 GMT
S. Adlung says:
Rendering of the mathematics is a widespread issue for many moveable formats. A corrected Kindle edition was released in October 2012. Did you buy your e-book before or after that month? It would be helpful to have some specifics of the errors you mention (page, line numbers) so we can check whether they still persist. Please feel free to email me at sonke.adlung@oup.com and I am happy to help wherever possible.

Posted on 27 May 2013 00:44:38 BDT
David Wright says:
I already have a print copy, but was going to add the kindle because of the ability to make notes, easily navigate footnotes etc. Unfortunately I'm using the book to learn from scratch, and so would find the misprints intolerable. This the second technical kindle book there's been trouble with. The first was 'Schrodinger's Killer App'. The difficulty was that the table of contents was grayed out and inaccessible, and the footnote indications (little superscript numbers) didn't take you to the references iindcated - or anywhere. To say the least this is frustrating. For the publisher it is too - it costs sales! I returned the book, regretfully, as I really wanted it. // David

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 00:11:20 BDT
Hi David, there is now a "Print Replica" Kindle version that is identical to the .pdf of the book (indeed it includes fixes of many typos). The first Kindle version sucked, and was made without our permission. I hope the new version works for you.

Best,
Cris Moore

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 10:24:46 BDT
I've 'upgraded' from the original kindle version to the print replica one, and I can confirm that the print replica version is free from the problems I listed in my original review - indeed it's a beautiful book.

In case anyone else is in the same situation - the automatic book update didn't work, perhaps because the new version doesn't work on kindles, so I had to call Amazon support to get the original purchase refunded and then bought the print replica version in the normal way.
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