brian.dunbar at plexus.com
Wed Apr 28 14:02:30 CDT 2004
On Apr 28, 2004, at 1:29 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
> 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...
>>> 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
>>> 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.
If the programming herd downstairs is any indication, anything that
ISN'T VB is obscure. I floated the idea of doing something in TCL/TK a
few months ago and got some puzzled looks ... but I digress and
apologize for distressing anyone.
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