Now it’s just silly. CSS:TDG hit an Amazon.com sales ranking of 3,923 today, depsite having fallen from 8,423 to 26000-plus in just a few hours, and then rebounding to almost 7,000 in a few more hours. We don’t know what the heck is going on, but it’s kind of morbidly fun to track the numbers anyway.
Archive: March 2000
At one point today, CSS:TDG hit an Amazon.com sales ranking of 8,423. This appears to confirm the suspicion that these rankings are simply randomly generated numbers.
Eric has officially left CWRU, which means that he’s technically unemployed until Monday, when he starts work with a firm known as The OPAL Group. He’s joining a start-up division, which means it has all the advantages of an ordinary start-up with the established-company luxury of having a list of clients already waiting; literally, the best of both worlds. CSS:TDG continues to move up the Amazon.com sales rankings, at one point reaching 51,270. (I’ve heard that the book has already sold well over 2,000 copies—and it hasn’t even gone to the printers yet!)
From Eric: One day to go… and in other news, CSS:TDG currently has an Amazon.com sales ranking of 70,931. I have no idea what caused it to jump so far, but am I arguing?
Never content with one major turning point at a time, Eric recently decided to leave CWRU to take a senior position with a Cleveland-area information technology firm. More details will be made available after his last day of work at CWRU, which will be Friday, 17 March 2000. In the meantime, today’s Amazon.com sales ranking of CSS:TDG is 727,582. Woo! Smokin’!
Well, the fish is out of the net now! O’Reilly & Associates has officially announced the upcoming publication of Cascading Style Sheets: The Definitive Guide. There are also listings at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Fatbrain.com, and Amazon.com; the Amazon.com sales ranking as of today is really funny: 729,716. That’s up from its earlier ranking of 729,769!