Issue No. 02 - February (1975 vol. 24)
I. Flores , Flores Assoc.
People have been taking digs at my work for many years, and I have taken no recourse to reply. The review in the May 1974 issue of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTERS issue by Professor Barnard seems highly unfair and does not clearly consider the position of an author describing a changing technology. He should understand something of the publishing field and that it takes at least two years to research and write a book; to have the book reviewed by the publisher, to revise it, and to get it into production takes another two years; and, finally, to get the book reviewed takes another year. One of the reviewer's most devastating criticisms is that the material is five years old. From the above time-table how could I possibly publish information on current machines? How could I ever catchup?
I. Flores, "Comments on the Review of "Peripheral Devices"," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 24, no. , pp. 223-224, 1975.