Oh dear, do you really want Tek Savvy to be responsible for everything you do on-line?
Imagine if Bell Telephone was responsible for everything you did vial the telephone? They'd have to monitor every call, and cut off anything that sounded like it might break the law. If they didn't, they'd be an accessory to the crime.
If you wanted to discuss a peaceful protest against, for example, gang rape in India, you would have to convince the Bell censor that you wouldn't be likely to do anything illegal in a fit of emotion. If you couldn't, the censor would have to cut you off and report you to the police as possibly proposing to break a law.
Once the impossible has been eliminated, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. (S. Holmes, consulting detective)
It worked for him, and it also worked for O'Reilly, specifically with the first edition of "Using Samba". An electronic copy of the book was made available free with every copy of the program, as part of a deal with the team.
To our surprise, the book sold like hotcakes. It seems that even hard-core techies buy books.
I've now started to chose books based on whether they're on-line. If they are, I can tell if they're good, and I buy the good ones.
--dave (co-author of the first edition) c-b
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