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On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 20:04, steve donovan <> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 4:53 PM, Enrico Colombini <> wrote:
>> typical language course took about three months to design and six months to
>> write and revise.
> Six months sounds like sheer luxury ;) After signing my contract with
> Que for C++ by Example I had three months!  But I had spend a lot of
> time thinking about the proposal, and an insane amount of work put
> into the interpreter that accompanied the book.  Que's editorial
> support was very good. And then the tech book market fell off a cliff.
>> The demon here is "reader fragmentation".
> Oh yes, that's the big demon!  'Know thy reader' is the first
> commandment, but there's a whole room of different kinds of readers!
> I'd say the focus should be on applications - doing things with the
> language. And people need to do such different things ... although
> having a rich multimedia experience is pretty essential these days
> with the young crowd.
> Alexander's lua-cookbook project continues, when he can find time.

Oh... As you can see from how this reply is delayed, I'm really short
on time. :-( Maybe in January...

I really want lua-cookbook to live, but so far it stays frozen due to
lack of the heartbeat pokes from my side, I guess.

If anyone wants to contribute, please do so.

> My current writing project is an online (interactive) tutorial in a
> similar style to the Gotour.