~ Archive for April 19, 2006 ~
I’ve completed an article for people who are building a Canon EOS system. I call it “Canon EOS System Explained”. One interesting aspect of this article is that I needed to get together data on all the components of the EOS system, i.e., the bodies, lenses, and flashes. For each item, I needed the full name, the price, and the serial number on Amazon.com (so that people could click through and see reader reviews, buy the item, etc.). I estimated that it would take me 10 hours to assemble these data by clicking around at Amazon. It is a bit more involved than you’d think because for many of these items, Amazon requires you to “add item to cart to see price”. Anyway, I put the project up on www.rentacoder.com and a guy from Pakistan did the job in two days for $10. He made only a couple of mistakes.
I would appreciate comments/corrections on this draft article. What is confusing? What should I say more about? Where are the typos?
Thanks in advance!