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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network+ Study Guide, 4th Edition
Publisher: Sybex Inc
Authors: David Groth, Toby Skandier
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
Review correction

Webmaster: Thank you for posting my review of the Network+ Study Guide this week. I did notice one typo in the review. Please replace "There are many usefully pictures, graphs. . ." with "There are many useful pictures, graphs. . .".
Thanks,Kenneth Levesque

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Data Model Resource Book, Vol. 2: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries
Publisher: Wiley
Authors: Len Silverston
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
This book is an advertisement for the [price] download

What a [scheme]. I thought I was purchasing some templates - generic data models oriented for specific industries. This book is a teaser for the author's electronic products, which contain the real templates. This book has just enough information to lead you to believe the electronic product is plausable, but not enough to really use the data models discussed(without the expensive downloads). I expected a bunch of entities with the PK and FK attributes ready for customizing with my company specific attributes... NOT.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: C Programming Language (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Brian W. Kernighan, Dennis Ritchie, Dennis M. Ritchie
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
The BIBLE for anyone learning C or programming concepts

This is the second edition of the original Kernighan & Ritchie (K&R) text. This book is commonly referred to as the New Testament as it includes the modifications incorporated by the ANSI standard, while retaining the nature of the 1st edition. This book assumes that the reader has some basic programming knowledge. So if you're just starting to program and C is the first language, this might not be the ideal book. This is one of THE BEST books on C and a must have, especially if you're starting your own little programming library.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Contextual Design : A Customer-Centered Approach to Systems Designs
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Authors: Hugh Beyer, Karen Holtzblatt
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Hard to Penetrate

I have read a lot of glowing reviews about this book but I have found that, while it is good, I think it is too dense to be great. It is a very difficult read. The writing style is very heavy. I would love a one-pager of the ideas in this book. My sense is that it would read "Watch Users." There are better books on the subject. I like "The Inmates are Running the Asylum."