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Old September 26 2008, 02:29 PM   #21
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Re: New Trek Descriptions in PB Spring '09 Catalog Desiny/Post De Spoi

Baerbel Haddrell wrote: View Post
I don`t know if that would help but why not start each description in this catalogue with something like “This is a preliminary description and subject to change”.
Because the people that the catalog is meant to be read by already know that -- and so should any reader who's ever read one of those descriptions and then found the final book to be different from what it claimed. And because it would be annoying and redundant to put the same disclaimer at the start of every one of the dozens and dozens of entries in the catalog.

Ultimately, it's caveat emptor. Individuals should be capable of applying skepticism as a matter of course, without needing constant disclaimers to remind them of what should be common sense. People who just uncritically swallow what they hear have only themselves to blame when they get it wrong.

Looking at these preliminary texts, the ones I don`t find appealing are for “Full Circle” and “Treason”.
Which are also apparently the most inaccurate descriptions of those listed.
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