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joshua.blake

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MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Apr 3, 2010 5:05 PM
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There are two typos in the MEAP that I'm aware of:

On page 26 I say pneumonic instead of mnemonic.

On page 43 the caption for table 2.1 should read "OCGM stands for objects, containers, gestures, and manipulations. These are the foundational concepts necessary for designing NUIs."

Feel free to post anything else you find as well as your reaction to the chapters so far.

Do you find the discussion of objects and containers useful?

JPTranter


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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: May 21, 2010 7:28 AM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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On Page 18, last paragraph it says:
"It could also have parallel action it the user could speak..."
probably the second "it" should be an "if"?

JPTranter


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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: May 21, 2010 7:35 AM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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On page 21 you refer to figure 1.4, but there isn't such a figure, just a title and description.

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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: May 21, 2010 7:53 AM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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On page 46, last paragraph it says
"If you didn't save it or you don't already know files and folders work..."
I think it is missing the word 'how' between know and files.

On page 73, first paragraph after the figure it says
"You want to stay high-level and focus on implementing great natural user interfaces, but you don't want to mucking..."
Probably needs the last part to say "you don't want to BE mucking around" or "you don't want to muck around".

JPTranter


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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: May 21, 2010 8:00 AM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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Page 76, the Win32 Touch API section says
"The Win32 Touch API and native development is out of the scope of this book, but you can't find more information..."
I think the "can't" should be a "can".

slikor

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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jun 9, 2010 10:56 PM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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Section 1.1.2 (page 8): third bullet item is

"Will the application used only by well-trained users?"

Presumably should be: "Will the application be used only by well-trained users?"

Great book so far, Josh!

joshua.blake

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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jun 9, 2010 11:02 PM   in response to: JPTranter in response to: JPTranter
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JPTranter,

Thanks for all the grammar checking! I'll make sure these make it in the next MEAP update.

I appreciate it!

joshua.blake

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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jun 9, 2010 11:04 PM   in response to: slikor in response to: slikor
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Thanks Slikor!

hugodahl

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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jun 9, 2010 11:15 PM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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Chapter 1
* Section: NUIs reuse existing skills
* 3rd paragraph: "keyboard verses" should probably be "keyboard versus"

joshua.blake

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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jun 9, 2010 11:39 PM   in response to: hugodahl in response to: hugodahl
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Thanks hugodahl!

All the edits have been included and sent to Manning.

AlanW


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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jun 23, 2010 10:37 PM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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On page 11 in the second last para, 'Rather becoming an ... ' should read 'Rather than becoming an ..."

AlanW


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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jun 23, 2010 10:41 PM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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On page 24 in para 1.4.1, third line, "We will talk about object permanence..." should most likely read "We will talk about what object permanence ..."

AlanW


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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jun 23, 2010 10:51 PM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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On page 102, and of first para, the reference to 'section 6.X' should (I think) refer to 'section 6.4'

joshua.blake

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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jun 23, 2010 11:32 PM   in response to: AlanW in response to: AlanW
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AlanW, thanks so much. I've added these fixes.

AlanW


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Re: MEAP Errata 4/3/2010
Posted: Jul 1, 2010 6:50 PM   in response to: joshua.blake in response to: joshua.blake
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On page 78, in the last line ahead of 'Better', ... are design with..., should read ... are designed with ...

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