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Quite a disappointment,
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This review is from: The Art of Unix Programming (Addison-Wesley Professional Computing) (Paperback)
The problem with ESR is that he is so determined to be the guardian of the myths of the Linux/Unix community that he actively seeks to create them. I am afraid this book is all about that: an attempt to apply mysticism to engineering. Like most new age ideas, it doesn't hold up to much scrutiny. As a part time Linux hacker I found this book a great disappointment. It told me nothing about programming.
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Initial post: 4 Nov 2010 02:00:11 GMT
As an idiot, you failed to notice that this book wasn't written to tell you about programming.
Posted on 25 Oct 2011 13:08:44 BDT
John Walker says:
I agree that there was a very, very slight whiff of nepotism in the sense that the author pinned down a history about a relatively small community of pioneers. But, any astute reader can see through the hint of agenda to reap a great deal from what lies underneath. How could anyone fail to learn from this book?
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