The dragon book is pretty much in textbook price territory (and
it is used as one), so that's _way_ higher than your typical
programming books costs, but $25 - $30 is still on the low end.
Given that it's also available for free online, I suppose that
that does change the equation a bit, since arguably, folks are
paying primarily for what it costs to print and distribute it
more than really paying Ali for his time and effort, but if it
really costs that much to print and distribute it, then that's
what it costs. And honestly, if Ali wants to make some money
off the print version, I think that that's perfectly reasonable.
- Jonathan M Davis
I see the dragon book has four authors. I bet Walter Bright by
himself could write a better one. :)