On Wed, Jan 14, 2004 at 09:41:38PM +0900, Alan Davies wrote:
> >Since the first edition of the Pickaxe book didn't exactly fly off the 
> >shelves (that's my understanding anyway) you can imagine that AW would 
> 
> Maybe if you don't make the new version available online, then more 
> people will buy it?  I for one can hold my hand up in shame and say that 
> I haven't bought the existing one, because the ruby installer comes with 
> an electronic version of it.

OTOH...
I bought it *thanks* to the web version; had it not existed I'd probably
have ended up using Python :P I don't know if the the decision to
distribute the Pickaxe for free made sense economically (probably not),
but it certainly has done a lot for the expansion of Ruby, so we cannot
but thank the authors.

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