The wonders of the internet. On my lunch break, i walked past the local used bookstore. It had 3 of Edward Tufte‘s books in the window. I made a beeline inside and asked to put them on hold until the end of the day.
Then i tweeted:
INTERNET. Found 3 hardcover Edward Tufte books, all pub mid-’90s, for $16/ea. DO I GET THEM?? (@wiredferret?)
— wrdnrd (@wrdnrd) July 22, 2015
The answer, less than a minute later, was:
@wrdnrd Fuck yes.
— Wired Writer (@wiredferret) July 22, 2015
About 8 or 9 years ago i came across a hardcover of “The Visual Display of Quantitative Information” in a New York City used bookstore. I hadn’t heard of Edward Tufte then, but the book looked interesting. I decided to pass, not wanting to haul it back to Seattle during a trip where i was only traveling carry-on.
I’d been kicking myself since.