Fri 15 Mar 2002's Blog
I think I own about eight O'Reilly books in total. Of these I use maybe two on a regular basis. With the others I find I buy them with the best intention of learning a certain skill or simply to read-up on one particular topic. This makes most of the books redundant for most of the time.
Luckily now I'll never need to buy another O'Reilly book again. They've had the revolutionary idea of making all their (and other's) books available online. The way this works is perfect for people like me. I pay a minimal fee for a month's worth of reading a few books and then I can swap and change my virtual bookshelf. They do a better job of explaining it than I do.
Brilliant. Thanks to Mike (new colleague) for showing me this. They even have a multi-user corporate account so no more arguing over the books in the office.