PDF books26 Jan 2006
I just spent $22.50 to buy the Agile Development with Ruby on Rails book in the PDF version, and this is what I get:
We’ll send you an e-mail when the books are ready to download, and that e-mail will also contain the download location, but you might want to save this page, as e-mails have been known to go astray.
Downloads are available for roughly four days after shipping, so be sure to download your purchase fairly promptly.
Wtf? Four days to deliver a PDF? Why did I even bother? What is the point of buying a PDF copy of a book if you don’t get instant gratification? If I’m going to wait four days I might as well get the physical book. I am going to try to cancel my order..
UPDATE: Okay, well, I downloaded it like 10 minutes later. I am not sure what that ominous warning is. Perhaps to freak out lazy, demanding people like myself.
UPDATE 2: Erik points out that my reading skills are lacking.