[Purdue-pm] Programming Perl, 4th Ed: Should I?

Dave Jacoby jacoby at purdue.edu
Mon May 21 09:38:21 PDT 2012

Since O'Reilly knows I have Programming Perl 3rd (and 2nd, and 1st), 
they take 40% off the $55 and offer it to me at $32. Free shipping, 
potential tax (haven't hit "go" yet) so $35.

I want it. But I'm not yet convinced.

Most any technical issue I hit, my first (and normally only) step is to 
type "my technical issue" into Google and find the answer. My primary 
use of Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Guide is to lift my laptop roughly 
two inches. I'm not yet convinced that I will use it. I think I want it 
inpaper for about the same reason I want to get Mockingbird Time by the 
Jayhawks on CD: I have the previous works in physical form and my 
continued collection trumps my rejection of the form otherwise. My 
logical self recognizes this as a problem.

So, should I pull the trigger?

Dave Jacoby
     Code Maker, Purdue Genomics Core Lab
         686 days until the end of XP support

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