|Author||Eric S. Raymond||Entered||2001-01-04 01:47:16 by bcrowell|
|Edit||edit data record||Freedom||Public domain (disclaimer)|
|Subject||Q.A - Mathematics. Computer science (Computer Science)|
|Hey, let's read the dictionary!|
by po8 on 2001-01-14 17:56:26, review #102
better than 95%
better than 90%
In its second objective, to be entertaining, it succeeds less well. As someone immersed in the field for close to 20 years, I found it enjoyable to read cover-to-cover, but it was far from the most amusing computing dictionary I've ever read(!), an honor accruing to the first edition of Stan Kelly-Bootle's The Devil's DP Dictionary.
As Tom Peterson has said, "free is a very good price," especially for an enormous snapshot of a rapidly changing culture. I highly recommend keeping a copy handy. Just don't plan to read it in one sitting.
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