It's crazy isn't it? Really shows how obsessive the GB are about this, and it's a bit Stalinist, this attempt to erase a prominent 'non-person' from JW history!
Did I hear correctly that the recent announcement says all hard copies of the book should be replaced with new ones? Many congregations have a lot on hand because they stocked up not long ago as this is their new 'flagship' study publication. So now, they have to bin all those copies and order more?
And inevitably, there will be members of the congregation who don't get the 'memo' and will still have the old 'forbidden' publication in print, or even un-updated on their devices.
I don't think this issue will go away as easily as the GB think it will... and I daresay many PIMOs in congregations will make sure it doesn't go unnoticed!