Well, I just tried again and my machine is still gagging on it. I'm wondering if it's the pop up blocker I have bundled with my XP. I've tried every which way to disable it and get it to allow me to use that site but I just can't seem to get past it no matter what I try.
Readers should note that the "very novel solution" mentioned by Michael is a very minor part. It's in a chapter called Legends, Myths and Ratbaggery. Whether it's wisdom or ratbaggery is left to the reader. Personally, I was surprised at how much evidence I found to support it.
The PayPal system is working. According to my computing guru, early problems were probably caused by the sheer size of PayPal's system, which was not updated simultaneously throughout the world.
In my experience, users of Linux, Firefox and other non-Microsoft software usually have Windows and IE on their machines. They also know enough to start IE and run the book from the CD if IE is not their default browser. The CD comes with instructions on how to use it in the intended way.
I wonder what it is with some browsers that they choke on things like that? PayPal is just about everywhere and makes life so much easier when trying to get something on-line. Seems kind of silly to produce a browser that won't work with some of the most popular services on the 'net.
In any event, I got my copy of the CD a couple of days ago and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Dave again shows his talant for taking some very complicated matters as well as technical isues and explaining them in a nice down to earth fashion that just about anyone can understand. That's quite a rare gift.
I have changed my web site to give a better idea of the features of my e-book. It now includes screen shots of the e-book. The on-screen citations and references are demonstrated and the index is shown.