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You are correct, it was, as my dog-eared copy of O'Reilly's doorstop on the subject (http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9781565924949.do) can attest.

Hey, there's another one for the list: only '90s web developers know what it's like to have to learn new technologies by going to Barnes & Noble and buying a book about them.

Buy books?! who the hell does that. No, you would go to Barnes and Noble, or Borders, find a nice comfy chair and read until your eyes bled. You justified it by reminding yourself that the book was already obsolete from the moment it was printed so you didn't need to buy it, anyway.

Oh god, I still have my Javascript 1.2 book. =/

Part of me wants to build a bonfire and toss it on. The other part of me goes, "But that's a book. A completely useless except as a curiosity for historians book, but still a book."

It's not too far off. I've got the same one, and it's the only JavaScript book I've got!

Really? I learned about NCSA httpd from the online documentation at hoohoo.ncsa.uiuc.edu and talking to one of the authors. Granted, I was at UIUC at the time, and knew some of the Mosaic developers as well. ;)

This is so true.

I remember learning Java from a book, and many of my lightbulb moments about programming came from reading code, not writing it.

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