The mail today included O’Reilly‘s catalog of books for programmers and system administrators. (I am neither, although I did give them my contact information, and probably checked a box indicating interest in some things somewhat technical.) It was funnier than I expected. Here are some of the more hilarious titles and page counts:
- Windows Vista Annoyances: 704.
- Windows Vista Pocket Reference: 192
- Windows Vista in a Nutshell: 750.
- Linux Kernel in a Nutshell: 198.
I also noticed that there is a 3rd edition of Web Design in a Nutshell. I have the 2nd edition, and consider it an excellent single-volume reference.
I was wondering if web design still fit into a nutshell. The question has the same two answers as many other questions: yes (there’s a 3rd edition of the book) and no (it’s 826 pages).