[erlang-questions] ANN: Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP by O'Reilly
Wed Jul 9 02:03:59 CEST 2014
hehe paper copies don't just crash, they crash and burn
On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 1:58 AM, Felix Gallo <felixgallo@REDACTED> wrote:
> On the topic of Francesco and Steve's book, as someone who bought the
> early access version some time ago, it was at the time quite solid and
> informative; I can only imagine it got even better from there; and I look
> forward to catching up on it tonight. Although O'Reilly's sins are many
> and egregious, supporting quality authors and helping to promote the
> general availability of strong and accessible Erlang documentation is in
> this case entirely worth the price.
> Of course, the true Erlang communitarian Nordic-style socialist bookshelf
> would also include the work of the tireless Mr. Hebert (
> http://www.nostarch.com/erlang), the selfless Joe Armstrong (
> http://pragprog.com/book/jaerlang2/programming-erlang), and the triple
> threat of Logan, Merritt and Carlsson (http://www.manning.com/logan/).
> Why not buy five copies of each for your friends and neighbors? Christmas
> is just around the corner. And what if one of your copies crashed without
> trapping exit?
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Mark Nijhof <
> mark.nijhof@REDACTED> wrote:
>> I should have said "technical" writers :) but I see your point. But just
>> looking at the time spend and what one could earn by doing that work vs
>> writing about the work then it usually is a clear case what activity wins.
>> On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 11:46 PM, Miles Fidelman <
>> mfidelman@REDACTED> wrote:
>>> Mark Nijhof wrote:
>>>> It is not funny anymore how many people think that someone writes a
>>>> book for money. Even when self publishing there is not a lot of money to be
>>>> made, I use LeanPub and am very happy with the platform/service they offer.
>>>> And the royalties are good as well, but I need to pay for the cover design,
>>>> the website (if you want something else then the default) and for editors
>>>> to help me improve my content. So far it has cost me money.
>>> That does require a comment. A lot of people DO write for money, though
>>> not necessarily looking for all that money to come from book sales.
>>> Academics "publish or perish." Consultants as a marketing vehicle. And
>>> yes, there are people who actually make a living from writing books.
>>> But yes, there are also non-monetary reasons for writing a book -
>>> consolidating learning, as an excuse to do some personal research, putting
>>> experience or thoughts on paper, promoting a position, and so forth. Even
>>> then, few have the luxury to do that without some means of support - we all
>>> have to eat. If one is retired, has a job that includes writing as a part
>>> of it (can you say academia?), an understanding employer (or an employer
>>> who benefits from your writing), that's great. Otherwise, a grant, a
>>> fellowship, or some form of income is required.
>>> Writing is a huge amount of work, and it is a shame writers don't see
>>>> more of the results.
>>> Absolutely. Writing is real work. One of the reasons my next book will
>>> be self-published.
>>> Miles Fidelman
>>> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
>>> In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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