The Kernel Hacker's Bookshelf: UNIX Internals
Posted Sep 3, 2008 22:07 UTC (Wed) by pr1268
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It's really hard to make money from books like this. A lot of effort gets put into them, and then you're lucky if they sell 5000 copies, because only a very rarefied audience is interested in them. And these days, people are much more likely to get the information they want from the web.
Which is a shame, really. It's interesting to see how both the quality and availability of information increased substantially after the printing press was invented, but now with the Internet it seems that the quality is decreasing even though the availability continues to increase.
Thanks to Valerie for her contribution. Articles like hers make my subscription to LWN all the more worthwhile.
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