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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Authors: Katie Hafner
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Histories and Myths


A superb history of the Internet, dispelling many a myth, such as "The Internet was designed in order to survive nuclear war." As a policy wonk pondering Internet policy, this book is must read material. It is difficult to truly understand today's policy conflicts, such as the DNS wars, unless one has adequate reference to the origins of the Net and the history of US Government support. This is not something that magically emerged from the ether but rather was a deliberate USG project dating back decades. An excellent history.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Oracle9i Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Authors: Richard J. Niemiec
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Outstanding, one of the best


Niemiec is a genius. Say no more.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design
Publisher: New Riders Press
Authors: Eric A. Meyer
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Practical and Clear


As someone who understands a great deal about web design, I am usually very critical of books I read. In general, they either lack the detailed examples or the plain language that I prefer to find when I read them. However, Eric Meyer has done an excellent job in providing both. The book is broken down into projects where you are taught how to apply CSS to everything from skinning a menu to creating an online greeting card. I have always had a rather basic knowledge of CSS and let my WYSIWYG editor do most of the work, but now I have a powerful tool to do some advanced, custom work. I recommend this book to the beginner as well as the advanced designer.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming in C (3rd Edition) (Developer's Library)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Stephen Kochan
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent for beginners!


This book taught my father C, and me C, and half my friends C. My copy is so dingy and dirty I'm tempted to get another just so I have it on my shelf when someone asks "Do you have a book that will teach me C?". I used the Borland C compiler when using this book but quickly moved to DJGPP and GCC under *nix. By chapter six I had a good enough grasp on the language to explore other areas more indepth like graphics, games, etc. It's very straight forward and easy to get addicted to reading and learning with the book!