The excitement from keynotes, sessions, and tutorials at The O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference spilled over into the bookstore with attendees looking to build on the ideas presented during the talks. Lawrence Lessig’s book The Future of Ideas was in high demand, as was Emergence by Steven Johnson. Bruce Schneier’s classic Applied Cryptography sold out, and his latest book, Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, garnered intense interest. Other titles of note were Self-Organization in Biological Systems by Eric Bonabeau (et. al) and JXTA: Java P2P Programming by Juan Carlos Soto (et. al).
From the O’Reilly camp,802.11 Wireless Networks: The Definitive Guide and Building Wireless Community Networks stole the show. The Networking books as a whole sold well as did .NET Framework Essentials, 2nd Edition and Web Services Essentials.