Mr. Konrad Horst Michels

"Captain Apple"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (108 of 131)
Location: UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,623,035 - Total Helpful Votes: 108 of 131
After the Party by Andrew Feinstein
After the Party by Andrew Feinstein
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Just finished reading this book, and on a day as auspicious as the day Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe is holding faux elections. An interesting book, covering, inter-alia, Thabo Mbeki's inexplicable "understanding" of HIV and AIDS, as well as the scandal and corruption surrounding the South African arms deal. The most interesting part though is the surprise expressed by the author that this could happen in an organisation as "principled" as the ANC. I suppose there was always the hope that it wouldn't happen in South Africa, but sadly this book shows just how much of a banana republic South Africa has become, and the link back to Zimbabwe is the mind-blowing tendency of the voting populace to… Read more
God's Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our M&hellip by Bart D. Ehrman
75 of 80 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing book!, 7 Mar 2008
Having myself done a degree in theology and since "deconverted" (to borrow an Ehrman term!), I read some of Bart's earlier stuff whilst doing my degree, and have always rated him highly for his clarity of thought, his ability to express what he wants to get across, and his general approach to his research.

So when this new book came up on the upcoming list, I pre-ordered it, and it was delivered earlier this week. For me it was one of those books that you just can't put down, and I've devoured it already and am on the second reading at the moment.

The way he covers the topic is great - not too much information for the lay person, but also not lacking in clarity and… Read more
iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: Getting to the C&hellip by Steve Wozniak
28 of 41 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book last week because I'm an Apple addict, and only use Windows when someone's holding a gun to my head, and even then I run it in a virtual machine on my MacBook Pro. I love the design, the performance, the whole ethos that surrounds Apple products: their hardware is functional and sexy at the same time, and the Operating System is rock solid stable, secure and quick, and the user interface is light years ahead of anything else on the market.

The book, however, has none of the quality one would expect of things Apple. While I appreciate that Woz is an extremely clever and talented man, and had a lot of "firsts" in the personal computer field, blowing his own… Read more

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