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Wednesday July 10, 2002
11:45 AM

WHOOPS!

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So.. I got a book size package in my mail-slot at work today. I got all excited, especially when I noticed that it was from O'Reilly & Associates.

"Oh," I thought, "It must be my copy of Sean Burke's cool new book, Perl & LWP."

Imagine my dismay when I realized it was really ASP.NET in a Nutshell.

I'm sure this was just a simple packing error, as the invoice is correct. There is probably some .NET programmer out there who has a copy of Perl & LWP, and is laughing just as hard as I am. Of all the books to accidentally ship...

No hard feelings!

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  • "Oh," I thought, "It must be my copy of Sean Burke's cool new book, Perl & LWP." Imagine my dismay when I realized it was really ASP.NET in a Nutshell.

    I am displeased.

    You will receive a copy of the correct book. And in the package there will be a bonus: one of the spinal vertebrae of the person responsible for this error!!

    [Placing a call to Henchman Resources now...]

    • Oh cool! A spare spinal vertebrae! It's always good to have an extra around. With all the back-breaking work in front of the computer, there is way too much potential for damage.

      Thanks TorgoX!

    • I am displeased.

      You think you're displeased? Robrt now has to find a safe non-toxic way of disposing of the ASP.NET book without infecting anyone. :)

      --
      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers