October 3, 2019 Subject:
For those waiting to borrow the book:
Just to let people know, there were hundreds of people ahead of me. I was on the waiting list. It was many years ago. Today is my last day to borrow it. I had totally forgotten that I was on the list, until I got an email that it was my turn. It gave me 48 hours to click the link, or it would have been someone else’s turn.
I didn’t finish it, because I didn’t have time. I did have time years ago, before my son was born. He’ll soon be 4 years old. So if you’re on the list, I hope you enjoy it in 2023. Or just buy a copy.
August 24, 2019 Subject:
I have a copy...
...if anyone wants it.
August 19, 2019 Subject:
694 People Waiting for THIS?
I read this decades ago, but it was someone else's copy. It strikes me as believable in various ways, but I've always wondered how much truth there really is. So, seeing it in the archive, I thought I'd get on the waiting list...and even stayed there for a few days. If you look at it like this--if each person takes it and returns it in one day, I'd have had to wait nearly two years for it. Realistically, each person checking it out will likely spend at least a few days with it before returning it, so I would have had to wait for more like five or six years...or more.
Perhaps I shouldn't do this, but it crossed my mind that there might be a faster way to get at it. Torrents. I now have two different copies (in case one has errors that the other doesn't), and have removed myself from the list, which will bring some people a few days closer...but it'll still take them years to get it. If one is unwilling to illegally download a book like this, it is actually still possible to purchase a used copy...easily.
At any rate, I highly recommend obtaining a copy through some other method than through the archive, as much as I love the archive. It'd be very nice if someone were to donate a few copies, but it can't be me...I have no money.
August 17, 2019 Subject:
You are on the waitlist for this book. There are 525 patrons ahead of you.