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Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Pattern Classification (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Authors: Richard O. Duda, Peter E. Hart, David G. Stork
Rating: 1/5
Customer opinion - 1 stars out of 5
Pretty Bad


This book causes much frustration. Simple concepts are made hard to understand. Hard concepts are hidden behind incorrect formulas. There are so many mistakes in the book that by the end you will have no faith in any formula set forth by the authors.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Content Critical: Gaining Competitive Advantage through High-Quality Web Content
Publisher: Financial Times Prentice Hall
Authors: Gerry McGovern, Rob Norton
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Making the Complex Simple


Gerry McGovern takes the complex matter of designing a Website and managing its content and simplifies it into the logical world of production. He compares and contrasts Web publishing to print production, providing illumination for the many of us struggliing to organize, staff, and maintain top-notch sites. Must reading!



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Absolute Beginner's Guide to C (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Greg Perry
Rating: 2/5
Customer opinion - 2 stars out of 5
This book shows how continuation-passing style


This book shows how continuation-passing style is used as an intermediate representation to perform optimizations and program transformations. Continuations can be used to compile most programming languages. The method is illustrated in a compiler for the programming language Standard ML.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Authors: Michael Dell, Catherine Fredman
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Dell's tale is inspiring, but...


...can I be the one to suggest that the practices and principles that make Michael Dell a great success don't exactly make for scintillating reading?
The first part of the book - the part that tracks the personal history and rise of Michael Dell - is wonderful stuff. Perhaps worthy of a 20+ page in-depth magazine profile. A "Fast Company"-like piece, for example.
But when the book turns to supply chain practices, and custom manfacturing techniques, and channel strategies, and fzkldj;sldg;dsfzmdfklsjmmdxvgf
Oops. Just nodded off a bit there...my head hit the keyboard. Sorry about that.