lionel4287 at verizon.net
Wed Apr 28 13:44:42 CDT 2004
> From: Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>
> Date: 2004/04/28 Wed PM 06:29:37 GMT
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Forth
> On Apr 28, 2004, at 2:24 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> >>> Holy Crap!
> >>> Look at the prices on these books - I wonder if people actually pay
> >>> these prices...
> >>> http://www.alibris.com/search/books/subject/
> >>> FORTH%20Computer%20program%20language
> >> I have, and quite happily. If you need the material, what's the
> >> problem? Have you been to a physical bookstore lately and looked at
> >> the prices on technical books? Even books on low-tech technical stuff
> >> like Windows?
> > $200 for a 20 year old paperback on an obscure programming language?
> Ok, I didn't see the $200 one. That *is* excessive. I saw a few
> listings in the $50-60 range, which is perfectly reasonable given the
> current book market.
> And, you should be aware that Forth is FAR from obscure. It is most
> likely present in the ROMs in many of the computers you own, in fact.
> Got a Mac? Forth. Sun? Forth. PC with decent PCI cards? Forth. It
> is all over the place. That doesn't say "obscure" to my mind.
Well, OK - can we agree with "not mainstream"? I actually paused to try and
pick a good word...
$50-60 is reasonable, the $175 -> 200 seemed high, as you agreed.
lionel 4287 at verizon net
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