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    I believe that the copyright is with the publishers and not with the authors.

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    Also, the minute you release an electronic copy of a book...it pops up everywhere!!
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    Oh ok, but we must assume that even not publishing an electronic version if the book comes with an electronic version on CD it pops up everywhere anyway.
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    I dunno,

    J-Walk's Power Programming comes with a PDF version on CD. Not that I've looked too hard to find one (I bought the book), but I haven't seen that flying around...
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    Its never simply flying away, you can find books on privates ftps (where you need a user and a password to get in) all over the net and they have tons of books.
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    Carlos Paleo.

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    Okay, well fair enough. As I said, I've never really looked. I buy the books I'm interested in, but I love having the PDF version as well. Means I can carry a CD instead of 50 lbs of books when I want to read them somewhere else.
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    I like PDFs to but I must state I much rather books, thats why I buy so many... I like a lot better books for studying than my computers screen.
    Best Regards,

    Carlos Paleo.

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    If Debugging is harder than writing a program and your code is as good as you can possibly make
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamboat
    Also, the minute you release an electronic copy of a book...it pops up everywhere!!
    a sad comment on the lack of ethics in our society.

    all too many folkes will steal software or elecronic books, but they are unlikely to steal a candy bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleo
    I like PDFs to but I must state I much rather books, thats why I buy so many... I like a lot better books for studying than my computers screen.
    Me too. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but a book is easier to flip through than a multimegabyte pdf file. You can put a sticky note wherever you want, fold down a page (well, I don't, but you could), or write in the margins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonPeltier
    Me too. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but a book is easier to flip through than a multimegabyte pdf file. You can put a sticky note wherever you want, fold down a page (well, I don't, but you could), or write in the margins.
    A book has the advantage that you can easily skip thru the critter, flipping back and forth at will, and, most importantly, is easily portable to be used on on the porcelain throne or whilst away from a computer, say, whilst watching TV.

    Also, with a book one is less prone to tunnel vision. With a PDF file, one often just finds the point(s) of interest and ignores the rest, thus losing the big picture. A book, in effect, makes it more difficult to lose the big picture.

    Bye thee waye, my religion precludes writing in a book and that is one tenet of my religion I would not violate.

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    I much prefer a bound copy - and I do make notes in books. If I buy it, then it is something that I plan on keeping; if I do end up passing it on, then maybe the notes will come in handy for the new owner (especially if it relates to footnotes on similar topics elsewhere that were never an original part of the book).

    PDF versions tend to burn my eyes out quick and Howard is definitely correct about finding points of interest and skipping the 'in between'; I find myself doing that alot with electronic copy and not something I do with bound media.

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    For the record, I'd never buy ONLY the PDF copy. I way prefer to read the bound copy. It's more comfortable, and way easier to read too.

    I have 2 of J-Walk's books, though, which come with the PDF on CD. The CD's are at work so that I can quickly look something up that I've read about at home but can't quite remember.

    A complement, certainly not a replacement.

    Just got this book (Professional Excel Development) in the mail 2 days ago as well. I'm up to chapter 3, and it seems awesome so far!
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    We want a full report when you're done, Ken!

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    I agree with Howard and Scott. A printed books can never be replaced with electronic stuff. I like to open a new book, makes my notes in it, switch forward and back and carry it with me when I'm travelling. I also like to buy used books and look what other may have done notes about. It's like a story itself. I may be old fashioned but that's the way it is and that's the way it will be for me.

    Enjoy the reading Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott
    I much prefer a bound copy - and I do make notes in books. If I buy it, then it is something that I plan on keeping; if I do end up passing it on, then maybe the notes will come in handy for the new owner (especially if it relates to footnotes on similar topics elsewhere that were never an original part of the book).

    PDF versions tend to burn my eyes out quick and Howard is definitely correct about finding points of interest and skipping the 'in between'; I find myself doing that alot with electronic copy and not something I do with bound media.

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    Reading most anything at a terminal is bad for the eyes and other body parts.

    Once one knows a topic to some degree, then looking up bits and pieves online can be cost effective.

    Alas, many delude themselves into not buying books because they believe it is less expension to find things online.

    As far as writing in books is concerned, I had a very bad incident in my youth.

    I loaned a textbook for a course to a very good friend. Tho he said that he would not write in the book, he wrote all over the thing.

    Because of that single incident, I will NOT write in a book nor will I loan a book to anybody!

    As far as I know my old friend is still alive, he is a well known professor at a large university.

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    In summary, I liked the book.

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    I like the book very much!
    I has the first editor.But I want to read the second editor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanjy
    I like the book very much!
    I has the first editor.But I want to read the second editor.
    fanjy,

    It is first edition, and second edition , not editor (just saying for your information).

    The 2nd ed is very good, worth buying in addition to the 1st ed, lots of .Net, Visual Studio stuff by a colleague, XL-Dennis.
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    I could not get a copy in local store in Mumbai. First, Addison & Wesley publications come in India through Pearson books. Second, it is not available in Pearson catalogue as well (probably for commercial reasons, very few buyers).

    Buy it on Amazon.com if you are in India.
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