Yes. This would be an amazing system. I'm not entirely sure about the library idea - I've heard that some of the 'introduction to Perl' books are a great help, but aren't vastly needed after the initial few weeks. Perhaps we could sort out a system where after a period between one and three months the introduction books get recycled around (ie: sent to the next person in the list)... but postage is an expensive option.
in reply to Diffusing Knowledge and Fortune to the Less Wise and Less Fortunate Monks.
Having said that, I have got twenty quids worth of booktokens around here somewhere, so the next time I go to shop IRL, I think I might get some words of wisdom from the pen of Schwartz.
Oh, and if you want books, go work in the Library. That's always been my plan...
Whenever I hear his name I always think of spaceballs: the movie