[geeks] rescue! score!
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Wed May 8 19:39:57 CDT 2002
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I once got Programming perl 2nd edition for like 5 bucks. Now, I need
to find Learning perl...
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From: "Bill Bradford" <mrbill at mrbill.net>
To: <geeks at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2002 9:45 PM
Subject: [geeks] rescue! score!
> (well, not really)
> We went to Borders tonight.. They had a big table of "Old, out of
> date, and CHEAP! 50% off!" books. Stuff like "Frontpage 97 for
> Dummies", things like that.. Hidden in the pile I find a "Teach
> Yourself C in 24 hours, Second Edition" by Sams book. Its got some
> gunk on the cover (like it had a sticker on it once), and is marked
> down to $5.99. I grab it, and go back over and look at the shelf -
> this is the current edition, selling 15 feet away for $25. Well,
> since it was in that pile, it was 50% of $5.99 (basically, 2.98).
> Score! This, along with the Schildt book and the other Sams book I
> have (Teach Yourself ANSI C in 21 Days), should be a good set of
> books to learn from.
> Got it home, wiped off the gunk with windex and some kleenex.
> I'm still debating the "Teach Yourself COBOL in 21 Days" book for
> the same price, they have a HUGE pile of them (10-20); I'm guessing
> from the Y2K run on COBOL. 8-)
> Bill Bradford | "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate.
> mrbill at mrbill.net | Hate leads to using Windows for
> mission-critical Austin, TX | applications." -- What Yoda
> *meant* to say
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