Erlang Book - again

Simon Chappell <>
Tue Aug 29 20:48:59 CEST 2006


On 8/29/06, Richard Cameron <> wrote:
>
> On 29 Aug 2006, at 16:40, Joe Armstrong ((TN/EAB)) wrote:
>
> > For those who are interested I have started writing a new book.
> >
> > It has proved to be difficult to find a publisher so I will be
> > using a print on demand service to print the book.
>
> Has anyone pitched the idea of an Erlang book to O'Reilly recently?
> Of all the publishers I can think of, they seem to be the ones who
> continually dredge popular opinion to try to predict what the Next
> Big Thing(tm) is going to be. Whereas our beloved British government
> utilises focus groups and cappuccinos to decide future legislation,
> O'Reilly seem to trawl through blog posts and social bookmarking
> sites just to get down with the kids and see what they're "digging".
> They've even gone to the bother of setting up things like this
> <http://buzz.research.yahoo.com/>.

Actually, I had gotten the impression that Apress was the forward
looking publisher these days. I'm not always as impressed with
O'Reilly as I used to be.

Simon

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