[ntp:questions] Re: Das Buch on Amazon

Jed Clear clear at alum.mit.edu
Wed Mar 15 23:31:47 UTC 2006

"Richard B. Gilbert" wrote:
> Ulrich Windl wrote:
> > Personally I think for 99$ it's quite expensive (unless quite good) ;-)
> >
> > Regards,
> > Ulrich
> I think you're right about the price.  Most technical books that size go
> for 1/2 to 1/3 the price.   OTOH, there may be some extremely advanced
> technology involved.  With  a shipping weight of 0.3 ounces you may be
> getting anti-gravity for your money!!!

I think you misclassified it.  If I extrapolate from what I recall paying for
college course books a few decades ago[1], it seems quite reasonable for an
academic text book.

[Pokes around Amazon] Yup, my old freshman calculus text, is going for $149,


[1] Was it really that long ago...?

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