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RE: CodeNotes for Oracle9i...OT

From: Jesse, Rich <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 08:34:03 -0800
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Yes, that's 30 books a month -- up to 360 books a year. How often do you reference that Oracle DBA Handbook 7.3 Edition now? How many people can use your current book simultaneously? How many books are covered in coffee (or Jr's peanut butter sandwich)? Who "borrowed" the book and never brought it back?

Just my "Devil's Advocate"... :)


Rich Jesse                           System/Database Administrator              Quad/Tech International, Sussex, WI USA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Grabowy, Chris []
> Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 10:34 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
> Subject: RE: CodeNotes for Oracle9i...OT
> It still seems to be restrictive and pricey to me.
> The 30 "books"-a-month at a one time yearly fee is $300. At
> the end of
> the year, what do you have? Another $300 bill for the next year. And
> how many books do you have access too, if you don't dish out another
> $300, ZERO.
> With, for $300 I can buy quite a few books, that I will
> still have after one year. Granted after 3 or 4 years those
> books will
> be retired, but they definitely paid for themselves. And if
> my site is
> slow to upgrade then I may keep my books for even longer...some sites
> are still running Oracle7.
> Additionally, paper books are great since you can highlight, mark,
> scribble notes, attach tabs to the page, etc.
> Obviously, if I work for a company that has deep pockets then they can
> pay the bill, but that doesn't appear to be the case today.
> I love Oreilly books, I just don't like the Safari Bookshelf website
> deal. This business model needs more work...perhaps they have snagged
> 9,999 customers, but if they dropped the prices and dropped the
> restrictions then they will get 999,999,999,999,999 customers.
> (stepping down from my soapbox, my apologies for my off-topic ranting
> and raving, thank God it's Friday)

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