“The book” being Database Backed Web Sites by Philip Greenspun. “A few days later, Simon called to say ‘I’ve looked at your [Web Tools Review] URL and I think it is great. This is exactly the kind of stuff we need.’ Web Tools Review was one of the sorriest corners of my Web server. I started it basically as an FAQ for the hundreds of people who’d emailed me questions about Web publishing. But I hadn’t really bothered to maintain it because thousands of people were asking me questions about photography (leading to the massive and IMHO-well-maintained photo.net).”