Re: ANN: New UNIX programming book
From: GreyCloud (mist_at_cumulus.com)
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 21:15:42 -0600
Måns Rullgård wrote:
> Rich Teer <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>On Sat, 4 Sep 2004, Måns Rullgård wrote:
>>>Or maybe some creativity with the layout.
>>Absolutely NOT! I hate those books with 14 point type,
>>wide margins, and thick paper, which are designed to
>>give the impression of being good value ("oooh, it's a
>>thick book: it MUST be good...").
> I wasn't accusing you of anything like that. I was thinking of
> micro-adjustments to make the page count come out exactly at 1248 if
> it already happens to be close.
> One of the more odd layouts I've come across was an ugly Java book
> with bugs on the front page (and probably throughout the text as
> well), of which I can't remember the title. It was missing a couple
> of chapters near the middle, the page numbers making a giant leap
> forward. The missing chapters were available on a CD stuck in the
> back of the book. All this was printed on the heaviest paper on the
> planet, making the final thing weigh in at nearly five pounds. For
> those who might wonder, I did not buy the book.
I hate that when there are pages missing in a book.
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