Anonymous writes: > Otto Moerbeek: > > On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 03:13:00PM +0000, Anonymous wrote: > > > >> Here too: https://www.openbsd.org/65.html > > > > Does it matter? It is very common for publications to be dated in the > > future. > > > > -Otto > > No, it's not common, neither for software releases nor for texts > published online (blogposts, fiction, etc). Maybe you're talking about > some niche. And yes, it matters because it's confusing: I opened the > front page soon after the release but was in doubt whether it's for real > because of the date.
Well I'm not an author, editor, publisher or printer but I'm fairly sure nobody's ever gone from "I'm going to write a book" to "this book has been printed and is already on the shelves" in less than 24 hours, so publishing "in advance" like this makes total sense. A bit weird but luckily I'm not a complete fucking moron so I'm able to work out that when something says "released* on [future date]" that time travel was not invented while I wasn't looking and that a week here or there just doesn't matter. People pointing out spelling mistakes have more utility than this thread. Sheesh, Matthew [*] past tense