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I got my 55 ways !!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

Friday, June 9, 2006
11 years ago44,145 views

I am posting my review and link here on 55 ways.

In case you guys create a post when you get your copy could you pls share the linky here

peterdawson.typepad.com/blog/2 ...

paul [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

i can't have any fun with google right now as gmail
is not working... it's been dead for a few hours now.

starting to consider using a diff email provider as gmail seems to
be in trouble often. why?

sorry for the offtopic post

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Peter has more:
peterdawson.typepad.com/blog/2 ...

orli yakuel [PersonRank 8]

11 years ago #

umm.. where can I buy a copy of this?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Here:
lulu.com/content/296615

orli yakuel [PersonRank 8]

11 years ago #

Thanks!!

This lulu site is Soslowwww
but eventually I'll get it too :)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I got mine this morning.

You'll have to give me a few days to read it before I can comment though... ;-)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Hey Tony, yeah looking forwad to your comments!!

Ken Kuhl [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

Mine finally arrived yesterday!! :-)

I say 'finally' only because I was impatient. It was really pretty quick considering it's 'self-published.' I ordered it on 1 June and it arrived 12 June.

I've read through to page 62 so far, and have enjoyed (and learned from) every page. I'll come back with more comprehensive comments when I've finished reading, but it's great!

I do want to say now, though, how utterly impressed I am with the physical quality of the book; the text clarity, cover & binding quality, etc. As anxious as I was to read Philipp's text I was also anxious to observe the quality of a 'self-published' work from Lulu, and I am very, very impressed. This book is indistinguishable from something from a giant publishing house on the shelf of your local bookstore.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Great! When you come back with more I'll add your comments to the Lulu reviews page.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Phillip, is there an available feedback form on the 55fun site ??

I dont see one, i think it will be a good idea too

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I added a note to 55fun.com just now...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

My thoughts are here...
ruscoe.net/blog/2006/06/review ...

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

just got my copy yesterday – loved it!
Even my wife has been reading it and she isn't really into Google herself.

Great job Philipp

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Wow!! That's an awesome book!! Very informative, interesting, and humerous!! Loved it.

Arnout [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I was just browsing the PDF (thanks for making it available – great fun!), and noticed the following on page 36:

"It’s an online suppository where people can upload practically any data that has a structure."

Now, I'm not a native English speaker, but I'm pretty sure that that's supposed to be "repository"... :-)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thanks Arnout, I'll add that to the list of corrections for a future version of the book.

Piotr Konieczny [PersonRank 9]

11 years ago #

Philipp: I've just started reading, but already know it will be great!

BTW, I'm in the middle of my own book, also about Google! :-) Unfortunately, it will be published in Polish only...

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Great read so far. There's some neat tricks that I never thought to use.

NateDawg [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Cool, I just scored a 130; I guess that means I'm spending way to much time following google :P

Thomas Weller [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Great stuff! Here is a review on my German site:

thomasweller.de/2006/06/25/spa ...

Thanks,

Thomas Weller

Jake's View [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Finished reading the PDF a couple days ago. Loved it! One of the best books I've ever read!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Lessig has a post too :)-

lessig.org/blog/archives/00345 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Poor Lawrence, his blog got a big spam problem...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

GooglePages spam. That's new.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

yeah, that sucks.

I was attacked by the .r u folks with trackback spams last week.. It was a tidal wave of trackback spam and across the long weekend I was cleaning up. I now have posted disabled for Trackbacks.. that sucks too as the blog becomes blind sided and I have to resort to manual methods for tracking

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Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Looks like someone converted the book to HTML:

digg.com/tech_news/55_Ways_to_ ...!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Good job, but Grimme ought to add character encoding... I get lots of missing chars on every page!

Frank Hou [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I just got it last night and read the introduction before going to bed. I love the term "instant knowledge" you used in the third paragraph, which exactly matches what I feel about Google, is it you who coined this term?
Just curious.
Thank you for your generous effort. This is the first book I will go through for the coming month.

Frank

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I suppose the term was around, but I'm not sure! Hope you enjoy the book.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

yeah yeah.. "instant knowledge" is Philipps terms!!

with google blogoscoped my IQ grow 20% on google --just like that!! :)_

vin [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

thanks for the book phillip!
the answer to question 12 on the quiz (page 83) is incorrect, though!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thanks Vin, I will add this to the corrections.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

yea. many positiv feedback. i think i will order a copy soon. :-)

rebecca [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I tried "Bemmu's Cure for Google Irritation" and it only CAUSED irritation. A giant 404 error image is coming up over the game--probably a problem in the bemmu cafepress ad meant to be below the game?

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