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Brother HL-2170W Wired and Wireless Network Ready &hellip by Brother
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 25 Oct 2009
I've had his printer for about a month now and am very pleased with the purchase. For the price, it offers excellent print quality and fast wireless operation. I'm only giving it 4 stars (instead of a full 5) as, after printing, it takes a few minutes for the fan to stop operating and at first I found the noise of the fan irritating. After using it for a while though I'm noticing this less and less so don't let this put you off.

I have a Mac computer and initially I tried to be fancy and install and set up the printer wirelessly. After struggling for a while, I couldn't get this to work so switched to setting up by connecting the printer by cable to my internet hub. Installation… Read more
The Little Book of Commonsense Investing: The Only&hellip by John C. Bogle
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Common Sense" indeed, 17 Oct 2009
I came to this after reading Tim Hale's "Smarter Investing" where John Bogle's name was mentioned several times. The goal of this book is to convince the reader that "the classic index fund is the only investment that guarantees the achievement" of investment success and the author sets about his task with zeal. Its a short volume that gives a good, straightforward overview of the arguments as to why index funds make sense for most (all ?) investors who are looking to invest in equities (and bonds as well). The writing style is clear and logical (if sometimes repetitious) with plenty of data to support the argument. Each chapter ends with a selection of quotes from market practitioners and… Read more
China Shakes The World: The Rise of a Hungry Natio&hellip by James Kynge
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview., 10 Oct 2009
This book gives an general overview of the economic reforms taking place in China over the last 30 years and makes for interesting, if sobering, reading. The author describes the intensive development of the Chinese economy and and how such fast paced growth, on a massive scale, is impacting the rest of the world. China's economies of scale and sheer productivity do make you wonder how any 'developed' country can possibly compete with it in the manufacturing sector.

I find this quote telling: "Over 700 million people are thought to get by on less than $2 a day. That provides a huge pool of labour that is willing to work at pre-industrial wages in factories capable of producing… Read more

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