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Programming Industrial Strength Windows: on amazon

Thats funny,

I looked up the link that joel put for the book he was recommending and the full name of it is

Programming Industrial Strength Windows: Shrink-Wrap Your App!

and amazon recommend that

Customers interested in this title may also be interested in:

and then they list 3 products for shrinkwrapping. 

I though amazon might have a better recommends facility than simple word association.

Toby Allen
Thursday, August 21, 2003

They do.  I guess they haven't sold much of this book. This is just an example of a "these might be better than nothing" attitude to recommendations.  They're probably based on what people had browsed before and after they found that page - remember that people might actually be looking for shrink-wrapping products when they chance upon that book!

Tom (a programmer)
Thursday, August 21, 2003

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