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Subject:Re: Lowest Common Denominator/Reading to Learn From:Damien Braniff <Damien_Braniff -at- PAC -dot- CO -dot- UK> Date:Thu, 17 Sep 1998 14:56:15 +0100
I think the success of the "Dummies" etc. books is, apart from being
generally well written and readable, is a perception that by the reader
that they won't understand the "technical" book. For example, your home PC
user who buys a book on Excel, HTML or whatever, may be put off by the
(seemingly) more technical offering around. But a book aimed at "dummies"
- well we all know we're not THAT stupid so feel we can probably plough our
way through it to learn/find what we want.