Patrick Joyce

September 29, 2007


Me and Ian attended RubyEast today. It was a good conference, obviously much smaller than RailsConf, but a nice break from working on the startup and a good chance to meet other rubyists. I’ll write up a longer recap later in the weekend but for now I just want to post one quote I found interesting.

Before his presentation Obie Fernandez was asked about the financial incentives for writing a book. He’s a good person to ask as The Rails Way is coming out soon and is pretty much preordained to be a hit by technical publishing standards. His answer:

“I will probably make a quarter of a million dollars a year for the next several years because I wrote the book. Not from the book, but because of it”

What a remarkably candid response.

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