* dcross - David Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> From: Struan Donald <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: 04 January 2001 14:50
> > * at 04/01 13:26 +0000 David Hodgkinson said:
> > >
> > > It took me three bookshops on Charing Cross Road to get a
> > > perl library together for the guys I'm working with, but
> > > I managed it without having to go into Foyle's. Yeah!
> > er, what's wrong with foyles if it's not a silly question?
> Typical customer enquiry in Foyles:
> Customer: Can you tell me where your books on [insert random subject] are?
> Foyles Bod: Who are they published by?
> C: Huh?
> FB: All of our books are classified by publisher. We find that's easier for
> finding a specific book.
> C: But I don't know what book I want. I just want to look at all of the
> books on [insert random subject] and compare them.
> FB: Then you'll have to visit each publisher's section indiviudally.
> C (mutters to self): Or I could just go next door to Waterstones.
yes, but it does have a certain beauty to it
Greg McCarroll http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net