Cheap computer books
I went to one of those Crown Book outlets where they get rid of the books that didn't sell or whatever.
I got about 18 computer books for 18 bucks. Buck a piece. hehe. All those books ya kinda wanted getting for the collection, and all. Well, that's basically what I did.
Books on COM, ATL, Ecommerce B2B, Linux. Some Oreilly books like Open-Source scripting and Oracle, Cert study, JSP, Outlook programming, Window Device Driver programming, CICS (lol). One book is from 1999 and it so accurately predicted the .com bubble burst from the financial level that I was very surprised that it was written before it happened (Coulda saved a few hundred dollars by reading it then.) hehe.
January 27th, 2006 9:40pm
Yeah. Funny, the issue was not over price, but of my bookshelf space. :-D
January 27th, 2006 9:48pm
I know that one. I hate getting rid of books, even the knda crappy ones.
Yeah, when I finally go to throw some book away, it's like that prying from cold, dead, fingers thing. Only drawback, it's easier to buy than get rid of.
January 27th, 2006 10:25pm
Can't get rid of computer books! Too much sentimental value. (I still have my circa 1980 Apple ][+ assembly and BASIC manuals in my closet!)
January 27th, 2006 10:40pm
My oldest computer book:
GNU Emacs Manual, with the mega-lame illustrations by RMS himself. Sixth edition, March 1987.
I threw away all my Commodore64 books on Assembly language, and the ref manual, and the computer, a few years back.
Dang, I could have had an Assembly language firewall/router to my ISP computer. harhar.
Man, no ethernet card and the "hard drive" was really a 5 1/4" floppy drive. Yeah, no ethernet card kinda kills it for anything too cool, no real way to transfer data out of that machine.
January 28th, 2006 3:34am