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How common are errata pages in tech books?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Juelz, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    I spent £30 on a book only to later findout it has numerous errors, though the reviews I read didn't indicate this. I managed to locate the errata pages which totals around 20 confirmed errors. How common are these errata pages?
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    It happens mate, I have had books that have had very obvious mistakes, it's one of the reasons why I prefer Kindle books now days, at least they get updated occasionally.
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  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    Pretty common these days, lifespan for tech books is extremely limited.

    You used to get third and fourth editions and the bugs would get ironed out, doesn't happen these days, you get a link to a website with errata.
    Certifications: CITP, BSc, HND, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA, N+, Sec+, Proj+, Server+, Linux+, MCTS, MCPD, MCSA, MCITP, CCDH

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