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  • Twenty O'Reilly books?

    Snapshot from 2001 []




    • by jdavidb (1361) on 2003.01.30 16:47 (#16560) Homepage Journal


      You're not flipping the bozo bit on me, are you? Real people don't need to call their colleagues.... Oh, never mind. :)

      I like the color coded arrangement, even though it leads to strange subject groupings and separations.

      I note two copies of Learning GNU Emacs in your collection which do not appear to be different editions. We won't disqualify the whole entry, though. ;)

      Extra points for owning UNIX Text Processing!

      There is no orange in your entire collection, so it looks quite a bit different from mine. [Okay, Windows annoyances books are a different shade of orange, but I have the same book. Got it free. :)]

      I think you need more of the X library.

      Finally: how long have you been at this? I bought my first O'Reilly book in spring of 1998, UNIX System Administration, after installing NetBSD for the first time on my dad's Mac LCIII, on a 100 meg Zip disk, no less. :) I'll bet you had a significant head start over me.

      In fact, if you limit to just this year, my library has grown by 14 books in less than 18 days.

      BTW, the 20 referred to just the Oracle books. I have no idea what my complete total is.

      What, no CD bookshelves?

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • > my library has grown by 14 books in less than 18 days.

        Which is how many pounds a year?

        But seriously: Shouldn't we be able to hand in proof of ownership of, say, 50 O'Reilly books (no, I'm not there yet) and get our choice of:

        • Build, Make and Test your own Bookcases
        • Power Tools in a Nutshell
        • Running from Falling Shelves
        • Book Shelve Hacks
          • Yo, Gnat, are you listening?