[PyQt] Re: PyQt book "Rapid GUI Programming with Python and Qt" now available

David J Brooks freysman at comcast.net
Thu Oct 25 20:15:32 BST 2007

On Thursday 25 October 2007 11:42:58 am Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> On 25.10.07 17:19:51, Thorsten Kampe wrote:
> > * Andreas Pakulat (Thu, 25 Oct 2007 15:36:43 +0200)
> >
> > > On 25.10.07 13:33:54, Mark Summerfield wrote:
> > > > Of course, I don't have any control over the pricing, and this isn't
> > > > just about my particular book---my guess is that outside the US
> > > > booksellers sell for whatever they think the market will bear.
> > >
> > > Yeah, US citizens would file a lawsuit if they'd see this happening to
> > > them. In good old Europe people just take it as is.
> >
> > I don't think there is a law in America against overpriced books.
> No, but that doesn't stop American citizen to file a lawsuit. There's no
> law against putting a cat into a microwave oven and turn it on, yet
> somebody did it and filed a lawsuit because both things where broken
> afterwards and (AFAIK) that person won (or all this is just a myth, but
> there are plenty of these and there must be some truth in them).

This is an old urban legend. 
There are laws in every state of the US against cruelty to animals, and 
microwaving a cat would almost certainly qualify.

I expect the American response to overpriced books is much the same as the 
European one: make a .torrent and put it on the .net

Biggest security gap -- an open mouth.

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