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Author doesnt understand computers,
This review is from: Webmage (Mass Market Paperback)
This book is unfortunately one of the worst I've ever picked up. That's not to say it's not well written and full of very good ideas. From the few pages I've read it is full of promise. Unfortunately the author bases the story around a technology that he does not understand.
The blend of magic with technology is well done, but the author doesn't understand the technical terms that are being used to communicate the technological side of the story. As a result it reads much like a war novel would if the author didn't know the difference between a tank and a jeep, or indeed a field radio and big cell-phone.
I'm sure that many people who have no knowledge about how the technology works or what the technology specific words mean will really love this book. Anyone who does understand will consider the book tripe however.
If you are considering buying this book and know what a mainframe is, and what Baud measures, or indeed that a million kilo-whatevers is a Giga-whatever, then save your money and we'll all club together to buy Kelly Mcullough a copy of Computer Networks by Tannenbaum in the hope that this travesty will not repeat itself.