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Tag: writing

The finances of writing computer books

If you’ve ever been curious about what kind of money you can make writing computer books, check out Peter Cooper’s post What I’ve Earned (and Learned. Having written a number of books myself, I find his article matches up pretty well with my experience.

We can all use an editor

Vanity Fair’s editors have posted a heplful helpful edit of Sarah Palin’s resignation speech. It’s amazing how many errors of usage and style are easily made in casual writing. I’m glad they’re editing her speech rather than my blog posts.

Oh, also, the edited document really highlights what an idiot Sarah Palin is.

Update: Typo fixed.

Opinions make reading fun

I was reading Douglas Crockford’s excellent JavaScript: The Good Parts and came across a great sentence that you wouldn’t find in many technical books:

If you want to learn more about the bad parts and how to use them badly, consult any other JavaScript book.

That’s the sort of thing that cuts through the tedium of reading a book about programming.

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