Big Switch: now shipping
December 21, 2007
I'm pleased to report that Amazon.com has begun shipping The Big Switch. I'm not going to be so crassly mercantilistic as to suggest that you rush to purchase a copy or three, but I will say this: Imagine the joy on the faces of your loved ones when they find the book nestled under the tree on Tuesday morning.
While I would read The Big Switch somehow my vision of my wife opening a gift box on Holiday Morning makes visions of sleeping on the couch with the dog dance through my head.
Posted by: Mike Drips at December 21, 2007 10:17 AM
Great news, but strangely enough my order says "Shipping estimate: January 7, 2008" even though I pre-ordered it a long time ago.
That may be related to the concept of eventually consistent data.
As one of the fortunate, chuffed early receivers I have already pored over The Big Switch. It was such a great, great read I decided to re-cycle it and pass it on knowing that many might not be able to consider it as a “must read” until after the fact. I therefore take’th away possible customers for this book but hopefully give’th new for any future works!
Have a healthy Holiday Mr. Carr!
Hey Nick - I just posted my review of the advance copy your publisher sent out. I really enjoyed it; thanks.
Posted by: Kevin at December 21, 2007 03:38 PM
>> I'm not going to be so crassly mercantilistic
>> as.... when they find the book nestled under >> the tree on Tuesday morning.
You're a mean one, Mr. Nick.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel.
--Grinch Song remix
Posted by: Linuxguru1968 at December 21, 2007 04:51 PM
Thanks, Alan and Kevin. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the book. Nick
Don't make the same mistake I just did and read The Big Switch on Christmas morning. The epilogue is far too depressing. Read it on Boxing Day instead.
wish I had found it under the xmas tree: it was on my list indeed. Unfortunately, it's not yet available at the local Barnes&noble. Guess I ll wait 'til Jan. 7. I'm sure it's worth the wait.
Posted by: Stan Mag at December 27, 2007 03:24 PM
I enjoyed your book a lot and I have written a very long blog on it, in French.
You can use “’Google translate” to have a reasonable translation in English.
I had a hard time translating the title in French because of the double meaning of Switch in English.
I would like to make a suggestion :
You should have, on your blog, a page where all the “Web links” listed at the end of your book are directly accessible.
This would make it easier for your readers to use them !
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