With the announcement of View 6.0, Mike Laverick and I have drawn to a close our end user computing book project. The book is now available for free download or cost price hardcopy on LuLu.
We in the end made two donations to Unicef, as Mike is a VMware employee we were able to increase these donations through the VMware Foundation. Mike also kindly rounded the donations up, to make the most out of the VMware employee matching scheme.
Mike and I would like to thank all the proof readers and VMware employees who without their support the book would not have been possible, also Teradici, F5 and and BitDefender who kindly supported us with their products along with support and advice. I must also thank Mike for allowing me to be part of this project and for all his hardwork working with the publishing company and VMware Foundation / Unicef sorting the donations
This project was my first foray into being an author and it certainly had its up and downs, initially trying to stay ahead of the technology was the most difficult with several re-writes along the way, secondly Mike and I found out shortly after release that the whole book had been copied onto Scribd with 500+ views prior to Mike and I having to send a cease and desist! But the plus side has been the fantastic feedback and visibility that the book has bought.
Mike is moving forward with plans for an updated online copy of the new book with the potential of a charity release printed copy again. At present I am at the early stages of another book project with another co-author and when the details are fully secured I will announce on the blog so watch this space.
See Mike’s blogs for the donation receipts http://www.mikelaverick.com/
Many thanks to all of those that bought the book.