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March 6, 2003

O'Reilly Books Don't Suck

I have a friend who, when trying to find a technical book about something, seems to avoid O'Reilly books, buying them when there is no other alternative.

So I got to wondering, am I not in the know about some audience who dislikes O'Reilly? When looking for a technical book my default is to start with O'Reilly. I typically review the chapter titles or sections to see if it addresses the issues I need before purchase. I often don't look elsewhere unless O'Reilly doesn't have a book on the subject.

I did a light search this morning to see if I could find anything to support my friend's trend to avoid O'Reilly. I did these searches:

Glad that I wasn't missing some boat. I really do like O'Reilly books and wouldn't have changed anyway, but it still has me puzzled.

Posted by mike at March 6, 2003 8:43 AM