[ntp:questions] Re: Das Buch on Amazon

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Thu Mar 23 02:43:51 UTC 2006


Jed,

I regard this a golden opportunity to test remote manipulator products 
suitable for Intenet telesigning. Product suggestions would be welcomed. 
UPS has it now.

Dave

Jed Clear wrote:
> "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) ;-)
>>
>><snip>
>>
>>>>I think you're right about the price.
>>
>><snip>
>>
>>>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,
>>>new.
>>>
>>>[1] 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?
> 
> -Jed




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