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submited by Russell Mon 04 Dec 06|
I really can’t say that I agree with this argument. While this may be true with some books that are little more than glorified reprints of man-pages or other content that is freely available online, it is just not the case when considering this book. The book is a full presentation of many concepts of java and object Orient Programming in totally new conceptional methods. The whole point of the "head first" series is that they present the information in a new way that you can learn and consume.
The process of presenting the material like this is clearly much more work than just copy paste from other sources, and the authors DO deserve compensation for the work.
If your just looking for man-pages and reference, that IS available freely online.
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