Not as good as I'd hoped,
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This review is from: The Best of Verity Stob: Highlights of Verity Stob's Famous Columns from .Exe, Dr. Dobb's Journal, and the Register (Paperback)
Verity's columns have always provoked a giggle, I don't know how accessible any of it is to non-techies, but I'd like to think she manages to be funny with or without the lines of sarcastic code!
This book contains a selection of the articles from exe and beyond (Stob was on the register last time I looked).
Unfortunately it is incomplete, there are some hilarious pieces she's done that have not made it in. The frustrating thing is, a lot of the stuff I like used to be on various online sites she had contributed to and they are gradually disappearing into 404 land.
I guess maybe what I like of Stob doesn't match the editor's tastes, the book is heavy on the poetic skits at the expense of the more fawlty towers type sketches that describe (in a round about way) the day to day pain of trying to be a programmer in corporate britain.
Long comedic discourse on what happened to various key figures and companies was probably funny in conjunction with the news at the time, but I don't think those bits age as well as descriptions of being asked stupid questions in job interviews.