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Thursday November 07, 2002
11:38 AM

BIg Books

[ #8820 ]
I wrote a reply to ziggy's twaddle about O'Reilly "succumbing" to pressure and releasing mammoth sized books.


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  • I think you took my observation [] the wrong way. Especially this part:

    I'm not complaining. There's a lot to say about each of these topics.

    And this part:

    Then again, O'Reilly is living in an industry where competitors are using all sorts of dirty tricks to get books with wide spines to the market: thick paper, wide margins, large type, and long stretches of text (or code) that say nothing. At least O'Reilly is delivering the same kind of material the old multi-volume libraries used to deliver, while