[Tutor] New Introductory Book

Jeff Johnson jeff at san-dc.com
Wed Nov 7 02:41:44 CET 2007

I have been developing software for over 25 years in various languages. 
  I am new to Python because for me it is the very best fit for my 
business going forward.  People ask me how do I keep up with the 
industry - probably the fastest moving industry there is.  Books, email 
lists and conferences is how I keep up.  I make a good living writing 
software and books and conferences are my education.

I can certainly sympathize with you if you are new to the programming 
world or can't afford books or conferences.  I was in that situation for 
many years.  There are tons of affordable or free resources for Python.

I went to Amazon and ordered the book right away.


Jeff Johnson
jeff at san-dc.com
SanDC, Inc.
Fax 623-869-0675

Eric Lake wrote:
> For that price the book better write my code for me.
> Alex Ezell wrote:
>> On 11/6/07, Chris Calloway <cbc at unc.edu> wrote:
>>> Michael H. Goldwasser wrote:
>>>>    We are pleased to announce the release of a new Python book.
>>> Why is this book $102?
>> Supply and demand aside, I suspect the market for this, based on both
>> the publisher and the author's employment, is mostly
>> educational/collegiate. Therefore, this book is likely to be assigned
>> as a textbook and can command a premium price from buyers who have
>> little to no choice but to buy it. Additionally, it may not be
>> marketed on the wider bookstore shelves, so must make the most of the
>> market which it does reach.
>> That's all conjecture. What I do know is fact is that I can't afford it.
>> /alex
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