This is a friendly reminder to check the publication date and discussed version you MySQL books before starting out hacking or even posting about limitations. Lots of old books are still going around. Maybe it’s good to destroy them rather than giving them to students or newbies.

Few days ago (28 May 2010), for example, we had a word-for-word copy of a book on a blog post (now removed) which was discussing MySQL Cluster limitations from years ago. Well, it was funny at first and we had a good laugh. But it’s a bit worrisome. My colleague Matthew posted a rebuttal post.

How would you recycle the old, technical books? It’s not worth giving them to public libraries, it’s maybe unhealthy to burn them? How would you do it?