OT: Philip Greenspuns New Book Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing Available At Amazon.com

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As mentioned on Ed Yourdons web-site at:


There is also a new "featured book" for today: Philip Greenspun's awesome treatise on web-site design, entitled Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing ; among his many other accomplishments, Phil developed the web-based forum software that supports the Time Bomb Year-2000 discussion forum.


Congratulations Philip! Youre a conventionally published author now.



-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), January 20, 2000


Is this a new edition? I've seen his book on store shelves for quite a while now. I also ordered it last year thru Amazon.com.

I miss the point of your congrats....why now?

New edition...or old news?

Mr Polly

-- Mr Polly (Mrpolly@yahoo.com), January 20, 2000.

Good question Mr. Polly.

I'll have to buy a copy and find out.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), January 20, 2000.

Mr Greenspun's book is quite worth the time and money. It contains lots of excellent info. I hope it IS an update...would very much appreciate the "latest greatest" RE his thoughts, technologies, tools, ect. I think I ordered my copy last summer.

Wonder if his view on LINUX has changed. There IS a book written by a former (he claims) hacker entitled MAXIMUM LINUX SECURITY that I think is quite helpful. Wonder if he still feels LINUX has too many problems with security.

Mr Polly

Mr Polly

-- Mr Polly (MrPolly@yahoo.com), January 20, 2000.

We all ought to buy a copy of his book...just for thanks for hosting this forum! Additionally, we'd have the benefit of an outstanding book.

-- Mad Monk (madmonk@hawaiian.net), January 20, 2000.

Well MP,

In a "live" phone conversation with Philip just before the rollover (remember when), he did say he was trying to get a new LINUX machine for his MIT students before their Feb 1st return.


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), January 20, 2000.

Thank you for the info, Ms Squire.

I'm glad he now sees more value to LINUX than he expressed in his book's comments on it. Lots cheaper than UNIX and a UNIX box! Since he knows more about this stuff than I probably ever will, his actions are interesting.

Thanks again,

Mr Polly

-- Mr Polly (mrpolly@yahoo.com), January 20, 2000.

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