MIT Press wants me to rent the ebook version of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, Second Edition. You pieces of shit, its a CC BY-SA book, you can go fuck yourselves. If you want me to pay for it then put it back in print you assholes
Found it for free on archive.org for others interested: https://archive.org/details/StructureAndInterpretationOfComputerProgramsSecondEdition
(I'm not a fan the HTML version)
@arh Yeah, but I would still want to actually buy it rather than rent it. If I'm getting it digitally then I'd try to buy it directly from the authors rather than through a publisher too.
Short of doing away with capitalism, make sure that academics are paid well with ample time for research and writing. It's sad how many colleges and universities fail in this regard (it's also partly why I'm changing careers). Also, replace predatory textbook publishers with academic cooperatives that publish textbooks at cost and fund the operations, authors, and research through public funding, grants, and public support such as croudfunding. Give it the same priority and support that open source software often gets. @nytpu
masto instance for the tildeverse