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Subject:Re: Book types most favored From:Eric Haddock <eric -at- ENGAGENET -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 30 Sep 1996 08:24:27 -0500
>I find it a turn-off when the word "dummies" is in the =
I don't mind that as much as the horrid design of the books. Black and
yellow is bad enough but the font choice for the headings and the layout is
I've also found that the "Dummies" series seem to be for the _total_
novice, for someone who can't even spell the topic let alone know what it
is. By the time I'm ready to buy a book on a subject, I've already somehow
found out about it through a web page or friends or something along that nature.
I made the mistake of buying _Java for Dummies_ and found it to be a
near-total waste--the amount of new information I got from it certainly
wasn't worth what I paid for it.
I bought another "Dummies" book a couple years ago but I can't remember
what the topic was. It wasn't useful either. Never gonna buy one again. :P