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  DistroWatch + TuxReports October 14, 2002

Book reviews


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Tim Jackson

Three words for this book: a page turner. I was bored one day and decided to pick it up (someone having bought it for me at a charity shop a while back). I had little intention of reading it all the way through, in fact I didn't think I'd ever get round to reading the first chapter. It was going to be one of my many "books that exist soley to gather dust". Heck, was I wrong. I simply couldn't put it down until I had finished.

Who'd have thought the history of a corporation from the human-perspective could be so captivating. After reading this book you'll find out just how downright crooked and utterly unethical Intel really are. Al Capone had nothing on Andy Grove. But then since all corporations behave this way it's hardly fair to call this book an Intel-bashing. This book is a one-of-a-kind. Unless you work for Intel in some senior position you simply can't have a clue about their colourful history without reading this near-masterpiece.
October 15, 2001, 1:19 a.m. GMT (Reviewed by )

Larry Wall, Tom Christiansen, Jon Orwant

What can I say? This book is my bible. One of the best computer books I have ever read. And one of the best I will likely ever read. (Until the fourth edition appears that is!) Put simply; this book made me a better Perl coder, and is always by my side, waiting to be referred to for the umteenth time.

Be warned though, this book is not for beginners. It takes you to the next level, and at the same time acts as an invaluable reference, but doesn't teach you the ropes. For that I recommend her little brother, .
October 15, 2001, 12:13 a.m. GMT (Reviewed by )

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