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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: xml, books

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On Wed, 15 Oct 2003, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> igraham@ic-unix.ic.utoronto.ca (Ian Graham) writes:
> >Is there any data explaining 'why' people by technical (e.g. XML)
> >books?  
> The main theories are that people buy books:
> * Because they NEED them to solve an immediate problem

Theories are good, but data is better.  For example, has anyone (O'Reilly
or others) surveyed purchasers -- or prospetive purchasers -- to find out
what they are looking for?   

I agree in principle with many of your epotential explanations, but I'd
sure like to see some real data.



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