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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 mediocre title


While some of the information is pretty interesting, most of it isn't, and some is outright self evident, such as abstraction concepts. In the year since I've read this book, I haven't opened it again and never used a single concept from it. That should tell you something about how relevant it is.
It is really supposed to be for beginners, but I don't think beginners would find this text very user friendly or easy to understand. I know I had trouble in some parts and I'm not a beginner. In fact, I was forced to take this course as a computer science major at MIT. I've had a fair number of discussions about the book with various students. Few, if any, liked it.
In short, it's just your average book, and definitely not worth the price, or your time. It has no earthshattering things to teach you.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming Perl (3rd Edition)
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
This book rocks!


I agree with the previous reviewer - this book is not for someone without previous exposure to Perl. I'll keep it on my shelf, nice and handy for future projects, but I'm looking elsewhere for a more rudimentary introduction.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company
Publisher: No Starch Press
Authors: Owen Linzmayer, Owen W. Linzmayer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Apple Confidential 2.0


This definitive history of the Apple computer company follows the company's growth and the people who made Apple an icon, from its forgotten real founder who didn't get his half a billion to computer successes and failures. Forgotten archives, interviews with key players, and analysis of existing Apple information contribute to a well-rounded guide which packs all the details about the company - above-board and underground.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Starting an eBay Business for Dummies
Publisher: For Dummies
Authors: Marsha Collier
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Bad news Book


I would rate this book lower than one star if there was an option for that. I cannot say this book is a complete loss, you may use it for a door stop. It has not one iota of what people want to know in a book of this type. It doesn't even address the subject, where to find things to sell. If you are looking for a book on starting and on line store forget this book.