Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

Bordering on the sad

The computer book section of Borders in Oxford is looking very sad and unloved. The books are somewhat scrambled and generally it has the appearance of being somewhat neglected. I think the section has shrunk somewhat, too.
Does everyone buy computer books on-line, or does no-one buy them any more, either because the info is on-line or are people just not doing things with computers any more?

I never quite understood how there could possibly be so many books about Flash, there were more at one point (in terms of my rough count of shelves dedicated to different topics) than any other one topic. Java was the second, which might tell you something.
Was it the underpants gnomes business model again?
1. Learn Flash
2. ?
3 Profit!
At any rate the number of Flash books seems to have dropped particularly dramatically.

I thought computers were cool again, but maybe I was misinformed. I have been admitting again that I program them, but perhaps I should go back to telling people that I gas badgers.

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