Subject: Re: Differing IP laws
From: kragen@pobox.com (Kragen Sitaker)
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 10:44:34 -0400 (EDT)

Eduardo Basterrechea writes:
> Editors must improve their technical books; they have to change their idea
> about the books. A technical book is obsolete in a few months, or a year(not
> completely but in part).

It is apparent that you are not familiar with O'Reilly's line of books,
or, presumably, the topics they cover.  Most of them are not obsolete,
even in part, in less than a few years, and most of them are still
valuable reading (though obsolete in part) ten years later.

This is even more true of more fundamental books; Addison-Wesley
published a number of books on computer science during the 1960s and
1970s that are obsolete in only a few small ways today.

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