[linux] Fwd: BookCrossing News & Whatnot - Spring Hire (fwd)

Joshua Daniel Franklin joshuadf at u.washington.edu
Fri Mar 19 12:31:00 PST 2004



> >I would say that the out of date books are better than nothing at all in

> >terms of educational material. If Iraq is currently having trouble with

> >basic infrustructural needs with things like like water and sewage, their

> >probably not too concerned with having the most recent edition of books.

> >I imagine broadband of any kind is pretty rare right now actually.

>

> I know, I was mostly being a wise-acre. You (and Richard) are quite

> right that the bulk of the technology that we (on this list) use and

> recommend is mature, well-documented, and doesn't differ radically from

> that which was in use 5 years ago.


Well, I'm in the middle of packing up my VAX assembly book right now!


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