I understand that the question ended up being deleted, and I understand why. I'm wondering whether the information it contained has been saved or made available elsewhere.

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It can be found on StackPrinter: http://www.stackprinter.com/export?question=1711&service=stackoverflow

Anyone is free to host it themselves of course, provided they comply with the CC-Wiki license.

If you want to participate in something similar, Quora offers hoppin' discussion on the topic...


It has indeed been saved across many other sites. Go to your favourite book seller of choice. Powells, Amazon.com, Fox Books, Angus & Robertson, Kinokuniya, etc.

Go to their software development section and sort by popularity or best sellers.

For the complete influence, throw in copies of Alice in Wonderland, Atlas Shrugged and The Art of War.

And that's the entirety of what that collation of reviews was.

Install a userscript to add "+1 Cannot leave the thunderbox without reading this" and "+1 Better than the film adaptation" comments all over the page and you'll very much have the Stack Overflow experience thankyoucomeagain.

  • Not at all. I would like the original format back, please not the ugly stackprinter one, and I'd like a PDF without the comments. Just the book covers and the actual answers. It was a great question, and stackoverflow has gotten much worse in the years since that question lost acceptability here. Commented Feb 28, 2012 at 14:17
  • There were no actual answers. Just users posting book covers. How that is a constructive list is a strange one
    – random
    Commented Feb 28, 2012 at 17:20

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