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The  C Programming Language (2nd Edition) by Brian W. Kernighan
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Having bought the 2nd edition when it was first published to support me in my student job at a university computer centre, I always thought of it as the bible for any C-programmer.Now, many years later my older son has developed an interest in programming and whilst most of his programming is done in more modern languages, he has been amazed by how much faster some of his programs were running when I re-wrote them in C. Looking at C has also taught him some basics of efficient programming and he has decided to invest some more time into learning C. At this stage I wiped the dust off my copy of K&R and passed it down a generation. Amazingly the book has lost nothing of it's appeal to… Read more
Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display by Kindle
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Family Fun, 24 Oct 2010
I have just taken delivery of the new Kindle 3G. It's arrival caused great excitement in my family especially my two teenagers were really keen to try out all it's features. Having had it for less than 48 hours I can already say that we are on to a winner. My younger son, who is not an avid reader of books has immersed himself in a novel and was telling me this morning that he had already completed 5% of it. The older one has experimented with the browser, the text to speech and the dictionary function. The latter is a fabulous feature especially if you are a non native speaker or are reading texts with unusual words, e.g. older literature. I am impressed by the display, which is so easy to… Read more

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