Starting Electronics Paperback – 22 Jun 1999
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...if you are interested in the subject but you are mystified by Ohm's Law or the concepts of tuned circuits and potential dividers, we advise reading...Keith Bradley's Starting Electronics' Computer Shopper Jan 03.
About the Author
Keith is a freelance journalist whose whole life (well, apart from the wife, the kids, the music and the mountain bike) is computers. He's been writing about them (computers, that is) for over 18 years, in the meantime working as a teacher, lecturer, engineer, journalist and finally (for the last 12 years) freelance in the computing field. He fondly remembers his first contacts with the Commodore Pet, the various Sinclair oddities, the BBC, PC-DOS, MS-DOS, the Mac, and the various incarnations of Windows. He dreams of new software and hardware, he realises that writing about computers makes little compared to making computers or writing the software for them, he is fully committed to passing his experience along to and making computer-life easier for his readers, yet still enjoys what he's doing. Which can't be all bad!
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When I left my review originally, I was half way through and the book seemed to decline in quality from that point. I would still recommend reading this book at some point but first, read Success in Electronics (Successfully Passing Series) as it's much clearer and much more complete.
So why only four stars? I would have liked to give it five but coming from an art and design background I find that the very poor quality of the photographic illustrations (which may have been improved in later editions - mine is 2003)spoils this otherwise practical little book. The ones in chap 5 of the breadboards are virtually blackouts. Also, although the quality of the diagrams is acceptable, some are so small that I find myself using a magnifying glass as well as my specs! But these quibbles apart, I would recommend the book to anyone who, like myself, dares to venture into this "black art" only to be quickly demystified and to discover it to be great fun.
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