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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Complete Manual of Typography
Publisher: Adobe Press
Authors: James Felici
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
As good as it gets!

This book belongs in the pantheon of well written, well presented expertise. If you liked Bringhurst's gem of a book, add this one to your library. The organization, writing and examples are exemplary. Felici's sense of humor is a treat. His sense of fit a balm to the weary.

If you are type & text junkie this will soothe your jones. If you care about type this will make it clearer. Even if you are an oldster with plenty of practice this book will add something to your arsenal. At the very least you will find how to explain all that H&J arcania more clearly to others.

And, as a last thought, I appreciate the restraint in the design of the book. It serves the subject well.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Laura Lemay, Richard Colburn, Robert Kiesling
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
I found what I was looking for in two minutes.

I spent six hours searching the Internet for information on how to use a specific command. I finally gave up! Two minutes after opening this book I found the answer. Normally that would be greate but let me tell you why it's fantastic: I know NOTHING about the subject!!! Greate resource for the beginner and advanced alike.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Publisher: The MIT Press
Authors: Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
a very painfull process

I originaly was introduced to this book in college by a teacher who said the text would open heretofore unknown vistas to me. It was supposed to turn me into a deeply understanding computer scientist, and not just a code monkey. I found out those promises didn't come true. Two semesters later I was feeling lucky to have finally finished the course, and was angry to have wasted so much time. This book quite simply doesn't deliver what it promises. Instead, it tries to be as coprehensive as possible, covering so many topics that I was dizzy, but it does a very bad job of explaining anything in detail. The end result is that I learned nothing. Apparently the authors believe quantity is better than quality. In any case, you won't get anything out of that text...and it certainly won't make you a better computer scientist, though it pretends to. Don't waste your time and money.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Advanced .NET Remoting (C# Edition)
Publisher: Apress
Authors: Ingo Rammer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5

Amazingly insightful book that goes well beyond the documentation in explaining the underpinnings of .NET remoting. Very concise and thoroughly understandable examples and source code. If you're a .NET developer or architect and want to understand the real impact of .NET on distributed systems, this is the only book available to guide you. Ingo has spent some time down in the internals of .NET remoting and both his book and his website, www.dotnetremoting.cc, clearly set the standard for grasping the true impact of the .NET framework.Well done!!...