DOM Scripting on Flickr

I still haven’t got a copy of my own book yet. To add insult to injury, the book has shown up on the shelves of my local Waterstones. I took a picture of it. Seeing it sitting on the shelf in very good company made me feel proud… proud and annoyed.

No doubt my copy will show up very soon. If it doesn’t, I’ll be reduced to buying my own book in a bookshop. If word of that gets out, people will think I’m resorting to desperate measures to drive up sales.

From what I’ve been hearing, some people already have their copies. So far the feedback has been very positive, which is gratifying.

If you have the book, there’s something I’d like you to do (apart from posting rapturous reviews on Amazon, of course). I’d like you to take a picture of the book and post it to Flickr.

If you don’t have a Flickr account, you ca- Wait… what do you mean, you don’t have a Flickr account? Get one now or you’ll be beyond help. Flickr, in case you haven’t heard, is the patellas of a flying insect and the nightwear of a feline. *

Indulge me. Take a picture of the DOM Scripting book and tag it with “domscripting”. Make it a self-portrait if you like. I want to see who’s reading this book. I’m also interested in seeing where the book ends up so if you can arrange a picture near a famous landmark or in an unusual setting, all the better. You know the kind of thing I mean: DOM Scripting at the Eifel tower, DOM Scripting on top of Mount Everest…

‘Cause, y’know, no mountaineering expedition is complete without a handbook for standards-based JavaScript.

* The bee’s knees and the cat’s pyjamas.

Posted by Jeremy on Thursday, September 29th, 2005 at 1:43am


It’s funny, isn’t it Jeremy. Having published dozens of computer books, I know that we spend days typing electronic words about how to code electronic commands to make electrical machines render electronic designs that come over an electronic network. Yet we hanker after a bound paper copy of it.

That’s why books will never disappear.

# Posted by bruce on Thursday, September 29th, 2005 at 9:23am

Yeah Bruce, but it would still be nice to have hyperlinks in books. ;-)

# Posted by Jeremy Keith on Friday, September 30th, 2005 at 2:36am

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