Re: [OT] Re: Learn how to REALLY program.
From: Martijn Lievaart (m_at_remove.this.part.rtij.nl)
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 23:15:45 +0100
On Wed, 14 Jan 2004 10:27:35 -0800, osmium wrote:
> Arthur J. O'Dwyer writes:
>> > That made me think that all or most of the books might be on-line. I
>> > checked out Google Hacks (which I own) and looked for one of my favorite
>> > hacks on-line, and found it.
>> > http://safari.oreilly.com/?XmlId=0-596-00447-8
>> If you look closely, you'll see that this is *not* the book itself;
>> it's the table of contents, plus the topic sentence of each chapter.
>> Maybe not even that much. It's a "trial version," not the actual book
>> online. My bet is that most of those books with ISBN numbers you won't
>> find anywhere online for free.
> I've been schnookered! I found the item in the index, went to the page,
> started reading and said "This is it". But if I had kept reading I would
> have discovered that it really wasn't *it*. I now see they offer a 14 day
> free trial which would actually have saved me from buying the book. I
> bought it for just a few pages of content, which I have done before (other
> books too) and will do again.
I will not repeat again that downloading e-books from usenet groups is a
violation of copyrights! That is right, although you can find any book
on usenet, don't copy that.. ahum... book! :-)
And due to strange and wonderful copyright laws in the netherlands it
actually seems to be legal here, as long as you don't redistribute. That
does not make it any less immoral though.