[ntp:questions] Re: Das Buch on Amazon
clear at alum.mit.edu
Sun Mar 19 11:46:38 UTC 2006
"Richard B. Gilbert" wrote:
> Jed Clear wrote:
> > "Richard B. Gilbert" wrote:
> >>Ulrich Windl wrote:
> >>>Personally I think for 99$ it's quite expensive (unless quite good) ;-)
> >>I think you're right about the price.
> > I think you misclassified it. If I extrapolate from what I recall paying for
> > college course books a few decades ago, it seems quite reasonable for an
> > academic text book.
> > [Pokes around Amazon] Yup, my old freshman calculus text, is going for $149,
> > new.
> >  Was it really that long ago...?
> It's been so long I no longer remember what I paid for my college texts!
We won't go into the fact that I had Prof. Thomas autograph my copy, so still
have it to look at the price ($26). I'd probably have to updated my Geek Code
if I mentioned that. ^U
> I was comparing with the prices of some of the computer related books
> I've purchased: "sed and awk" Second Edition by Dale Dougherty & Arnold
> Robbins, O'Reilly & Associates 406 pages, soft cover $34.95 or "Learning
> the Korn Shell" by Bill Rosenblatt, O'Reilly & Associates 336 pages $29.95.
And you just hit on another reason. Both of those are soft cover. Hardcovers
always cost more than paperbacks.
> Well, college students have no choice! If they want the course they
> must have a copy of the text book. I, OTOH, have a choice and the price
> doesn't fit my budget! I would have paid $35 or $40 to see what he
> had to say.
And his students can probably get it autographed. I'll have to check, but I
think you'd get more Geek Points for an autographed NTP tome vs. Calculus. But
is it more than a doubly autographed, first edition, K&R?
So Prof. Mills, when are the book signings?
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