Dart Smohen: The Real Story - Additional Commentary by Alan C. Walter

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  1. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire


    At vast expense - of time and effort if not money - I have created an eBook of Dart's most important posts, with related commentary from Alan. With their permission, of course. The source material all came from ESMB, so you can check it with the original for accuracy if you wish. I did some minor editing, mainly to correct typos. I also added footnotes and a comprehensive alphabetical index. The footnotes aren't complete, and I'll add to them bit by bit as I devote more time to the project.

    Since it's a PDF file, it is easy to navigate through the 118 pages. Not only are the individual chapter titles clickable, but the informative headings and sub-headings which I added are too.

    So you can now read all Dart's good stuff from 26 threads concentrated into one single power-packed 1.2 MB PDF file. I will be releasing further editions as Dart says anything further of note, as we find older stuff of his that should be included, as I add to the footnotes and index, and if I find anything wrong with the previous edition.

    You can download the latest edition of the PDF file from www.paulsrabbit.com [sic].

    Oh yes. It's free of charge. :)

  2. Cat's Squirrel

    Cat's Squirrel Gold Meritorious Patron

    Great idea Paul! Dart's insights are always worth reading.
  3. Panda Termint

    Panda Termint Cabal Of One

    I'm reading it now... great job Paul, Dart, Alan!
    This is going to save a lot of hunting back and forth in the archives.
  4. Axiom142

    Axiom142 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Great stuff Paul!

    I knew you weren't just a pretty face. :)

    So how much is this to buy? :unsure:

    * CENSORED *

    Anyway, thanks for doing this. It will be a invaluable resource for anyone wanting to know the true story of the origins of the 'Tech'.

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  5. Amadeus Einstein

    Amadeus Einstein Patron with Honors

    This looks like it's going to be an invaluable resource. Thanks Paul. You rock.
  6. Good twin

    Good twin Floater

    Thank you Paul. this is fantastic!!:thumbsup:
  7. DartSmohen

    DartSmohen Silver Meritorious Patron

    Paul asked me to post a statement requesting; "NO SPOILERS".


  8. Vinaire

    Vinaire Sponsor

    Great Job, Paul. I just started reading it and came across the name of Frank McCall.

    I met Frank McCall recently at a Buddhist event organized at Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater. He recognized me right away. We had a brief chat. He told me that he has reached the age of 100 now. He looked quite good for that age.

    The thought of handing a printed copy of this book to him has crossed my mind. I have been in contact with him off and on over the years. We knew each other from Apollo.

  9. Div6

    Div6 Crusader

    This is effin awesome! You mind if I print a few off, to hand out at raids and such? I know a few SO'ers still in that really should have a copy......

    Thanks Paul, Dart and Alan.
  10. Veda

    Veda Sponsor

    Wow! This is a pleasant surprise. Fantastic!
  11. FinallyMe

    FinallyMe Silver Meritorious Patron

    Wow, Paul! What a lot of WORK - thanks for doing this and for making it available to all of us!
  12. SchwimmelPuckel

    SchwimmelPuckel Genuine Meatball


    Heh.. I must be an OT! - Not long ago I expressed my wish for this.. Erh.. But DOF must have been working on it already.. Not so OT then..

    Well, as long as I can frown their stats flabby!

  13. Lovesnightsky

    Lovesnightsky Silver Meritorious Patron


    that is bloody fantastic Paul!!!!!!!

    THANK YOU!!!
    :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
  14. Challenge

    Challenge Silver Meritorious Patron

    What a terrific Thanksgiving gift. Thank you, Paul.

  15. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Print as many as you want, Div6. The permissions granted to anyone are stated on the front page.

    There's an updated version online now, by the way. Just a few minor changes, like typo corrections, few more footnotes and additions to the index.

    Glad you all like it. :)

  16. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    Paul you are a Legend! :clap:
    I had some vague idea of bringing them together somehow, and you did it without fuss, terrific. :yes:
  17. degraded being

    degraded being Sponsor

    Thanks for your good work!:)
  18. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire


    I can easily format an edition that will print properly double-sided, i.e. so that the new Chapter Pages each start on the right hand page (odd-numbered pages).

    If you are printing it single-sided it doesn't matter, of course, but if you are doing it double-sided it does.

    We're not talking about causing me a lot of trouble here as it is five minutes work to do, so if anyone wants this just ask. If no-one asks I won't do it. :)

  19. Div6

    Div6 Crusader

    I be asking.....I always print double sided.

  20. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    You're welcome to do something like print it off and have it bound at Kinkos and give it to him, if that is what you had in mind. Actually, if you had it hand-calligraphed on parchment and bound in vellum and then gave it to him I wouldn't have a problem with it and probably Dart and Alan wouldn't either. Just don't sell copies as a business. :)

    You might want to wait a few days or so, simply because each day it gets better as I find and correct typos and add footnotes etc.