Re: [OT] Re: Learn how to REALLY program.
From: Chris Val (chrisval_at_bigpond.com.au)
Date: 14 Jan 2004 22:20:41 -0800
Martijn Lievaart <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> 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! :-)
You all have it wrong :-).
The actual book *is* available on-line, in
either PDF or HTML format, and always has
been - it is downloaded in an series of
chapters ~ 7.5 MB.
Please direct your browser here:
Note: I do not advocate breaking any copyright laws at all,
and I believe that this on-line download has been made
available by Randall Hyde himself. Please read the page
when you get there <G>.