OOP in Python book?
steve at holdenweb.com
Tue Jul 31 02:28:08 CEST 2007
James Stroud wrote:
> Dick Moores wrote:
>> At 01:27 PM 7/28/2007, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
>>> On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 16:27:57 -0700, Dick Moores <rdm at rcblue.com>
>>> declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:
>>>> Well, the publisher is Prentice Hall, "The world's leading
>>>> educational publisher". Textbooks are typically expensive.
>>> Yeah... But at that price it should have hard-covers!
>> Should have, but look at this popular Cultural Anthropology text
>> (paperback): <http://tinyurl.com/38ec5s>. List price is $120.95 USD.
>> (BTW I just bought the 6th edition online for about $10.)
>> Then there's Calculus: Single Variable (Paperback)
>> <http://tinyurl.com/2lqw9c> List price $123.95 USD.
>> And so it goes.
> Balme your professors. They are not paying for the books. Of course most
> will be give a lot of lip-service to educational access for
> disadvantaged groups but thier choice of books usually suggests
> otherwise. The high price of textbooks and the tendency for professors
> to overlook alternatives is helping to keep the rich educated and the
> poor, well, poor.
Though like the music industry the book publishing trade is having to
come to terms with the fact that they no longer have the same monopoly
on information that they used to.
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