I'm not sure they're aiming for anything ... bookstore are hurting ...
in part because they have made books Too Expensive, and as a result,
people go to the Net, as you have suggested.
But I like a Real Book, one you can you can take anywhere. True, you
can't search very well (TOC/Index aren't GREP), but I get tired of
staring at a computer screen all the time.
Valdis Grinbergs wrote:
> I love PostgreSQL! PostgreSQL is a full-featured DBMS that is easier to
> administer than Oracle.
> I do not go to Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc. as much anymore because
> they are aiming towards the mainstream and there is so much technical
> information online.
> For PostgreSQL documentation, I like the official documentation that
> users can annotate
> There is other good free documentation online, such as at
> These sources usually answer most things I need to know.
> On Sat, 2010-04-24 at 12:33 -0400, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> Wow...the Piano Man certainly has some surprises up his sleeve. :)
>> But as far as New Books go ... WHERE ARE ALL THE POSTGRES BOOKS?!?
>> Hmmm, googling Max's Alibris link DOES turn up half a dozen books, so
>> they exist, but WHY HAVE I NEVER SEEN THEM? I have been to many Borders,
>> from Columbia MD, to downtown DC, to Dulles VA, to Frederick MD, as well
>> as the Borders and B&N in Montgomery County.
>> OK, so the bookstores aren't what they used to be, but their stock is
>> also to a certain degree a reflection of what people are using.
>> So why aren't more people actually USING Postgres? Why isn't Red Hat
>> pushing Postgres as an Alternative to the Horrors of Oracle?
>>> Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:46:01 -0400
>>> From: William Joel <joelw@xxxxxxxx>
>>> Subject: [cg-educators] Call for proposals: New book
>>> To: "cg-educators@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <cg-educators@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> I'm putting together a book consisting of interesting
>>> and engaging alternate methods of teaching graphics ...
>>> Bill Joel
>>> Center for Graphics Research
>>> Western Connecticut State University
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