----- Original Message -----
From: "Shashank Date" <ADATE / kc.rr.com>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: "ruby-talk ML" <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 1:06 AM
Subject: [OT] Re: [ANN] DbTalk 0.7


>
> "Hal E. Fulton" <hal9000 / hypermetrics.com> wrote in message
>
> > > BTW,  love your book ...
> >
> > Thank you... tell that to Barnes and Noble, who quit carrying it.
> >
>
> If you mean the "brick and mortar"  B&N, then I am surprised that they
even
> carried it in the first place.
>
> I have quit going in my neighborhood B&N for Computer books, anyway, since
> they have a very limited collection. I prefer Borders or MicroCenter.
>
> Actually, to be honest, the last few purchases have been from the online
> stores which offer the best deals at that time.

Yes, it's the brick & mortar.

It's true that most programmers buy online. That, of course,
feeds the phenomenon where there are fewer computer books
on the shelves.

What bothered me a little was that out of six English books
on Ruby, they are carrying five. Why not all?

Hal