O’Reilly Books Digitally Altered in Microsoft Ad

By Deane Barker on January 27, 2006

Afraid to tell people what books their developers are really reading?: O’Reilly finds a magazine ad for Microsoft showing a developer sitting at his desk. Apparently the books sitting on the developers desk have been altered to downplay O’Reilly’s domninance of tech publishing. There’s a picture.

The ad, with the caption, “Find tools and guidance to defend your network at microsoft.com/security/IT” features a developer at his desk. On the desk is a shelf full of books. Leaving aside the fact that most of them aren’t security books, what caught our attention was that the three books on the end were O’Reilly books, with the cover of the book visible on the end photoshopped to take the animal off the cover and to modify the title on the spine.



  1. Okay, it didn’t work before (gave me some site that tracks bad links or something. I didn’t stay long enough to find out), but now it does work. Did you fix something or was something going weird on my end?

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