Getting Real, the book, self-published in PDF format this march by 37signals, is now also available as a paperback and in a free html version.
I never finished reading the pdf version because I find reading PDF documents on a computer screen really annoying.
Reading a well-designed html document from screen is a much, much better user experience; it’s easy to change font size, the position and width of page elements changes to fit the browser window and you can just scroll down and keep on reading without being interrupted by page boundaries.
For reading from screen, the html version of Getting Real just works better.
One thing is driving my crazy though; why on earth haven’t they used curved quotation marks in the html version? Proper punctuation just doesn’t matter anymore?