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At 21:10 15/10/2003 -0400, Jim Ancona wrote:
>"Two publishers have approached us wanting to do a hardcopy version of
>http://philip.greenspun.com/internet-application-workbook/ (the textbook
>for 6.171 at MIT). Both have lost interest when we said that we wanted to
>keep the text online. To a traditional publisher the Web is a place for
>stuff that isn't quite good enough to sell."
I've heard this discussed on one of the docbook lists.
The conclusion was that readers place different value on
a print book and the same content on the web.
Just human nature?
I guess that allows for two versions to meet two different needs.
Or perhaps two different groups of people.
I'm curious what this group of 'readers' think of this evaluation.