[Chicago] Fwd: O'Reilly Gives Early Access to Cutting-Edge Technology

Ted Pollari tcp at uchicago.edu
Tue Jan 24 20:01:59 CET 2006

On Jan 24, 2006, at 12:39 PM, Martin Maney wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 24, 2006 at 06:49:11AM -0600, Chris McAvoy forwarded:
>> O'Reilly's Safari Books Online has just announced a new service  
>> called
>> Rough Cuts that gives you early access to content on cutting-edge
>> technologies months before it's published. Rough Cuts allows you to
> AKA "pay extra to read the unedited manuscript".  Not really new,
> except for being marketed through Safari.

Actually, there is another bonus -- if you notice a title on Rough  
Cuts that you're sure you'll want the final printed version of, you  
can place an advance order at a steep discount (approx. 1/3 off in  
all 4 current rough cuts titles) for just the final printed version,  
when it is released.  The bundled option gives you both for barely  
more than the cost of the finished book at full suggested retail, but  
be clear, you do have the advanced purchase discount only option in  
addition to paying for the un-edited text option.

If you're in a hurry to see the new O'Reilly titles or are sure  
you'll want one of them a ways in advance, this seems like a great  
program to me.


Ted Pollari
Research Programmer
Department of Health Studies
The University of Chicago

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