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One big advantage of dead-trees publishing is the ability to autograph one's work. When I was in Boston, I picked up a copy of _Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing_ from a rack at the MIT Press bookstore because it was advertised as "Signed!" Imagine my disappointment when I cracked the book open on my flight back home to San Francisco: Philip had signed the book but Alex hadn't. I suppose it's typical of Philip's egomania that he thought that this would be sufficient. (I was glad to have the book despite this. It gave me more good ideas for web applications than I've ever had on an airplane before.)