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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure : Access to Information in the Networked World (Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing)
Publisher: The MIT Press
Authors: Christine L. Borgman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
One of the most important books on information science

The global information infrastructure may be serve as the cornerstone in the development of the world over the next decades and beyond. An understanding, or at the very least an appreciation, of the potential benefits and risks that can result from the still emerging technology is critical to ensure that the potential benefits of the technology, as actually implemented, will justify the concomitant hazards. Questions abound: In what context and by what methods will digital libraries be implemented and made available? Will the need for intellectual access be accounted for? Who will design the infrastructure? Who will manage the metadata on which the system is dependent? Who control our sources of information? How is that control to be monitored? And who do we want controlling information about us? In what I believe to be one of the most important books to be published in the field of information science, Dr. Borgman astutely addresses many of the critical issues facing the emerging global information infrastructure and notes that there are more questions than answers. The author, a preeminent scholar in this field, has provided a framework from which a user of the Internet, or, indeed, anyone interested in what is one of the most powerful systems to be created by man, can begin to appreciate the implications of this system. Ignorance is only bliss in the short run.Published in 2000 and winner of the American Society for Information Science and Technology's 2001 Best Book Award, this book is current, timely and uniquely relevant. As an attorney involved with intellectual property rights and as an engineer who began working with computers in 1962, I wholeheartedly recommend this book.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: A+ Exam Cram 2 (Exam Cram 220-221, Exam Cram 220-222)
Publisher: Que
Authors: James G. Jones, Craig Landes
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
All the best material in one place - nice job!

There are far more books covering the A+ exam certification than any other on the market and with over 500,000 certified technicians this explains why. When the Exam Cram books are release you can and should expect a quality reference manual covering the exam objectives in a clear and condense manner, which is both technically accurate and also technically up to date.
This release of the A+ Exam Cram2 manual is certainly testament to that policy. The authors have spent a great deal of time researching and developing the manual to make sure you have the best possible output there is and judging from the content they have succeeded.
Tackling one of the exams is a job in its self but this book cover both with tips and notes and highlights through out the entire text. There are well over 600 questions to practice with and if there was anything a little short the amount o of questions given would be it.
Overall for an instructor this book is a great tool and for the student this the perfect add on manual to complete the training cycle.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Inside Com (Microsoft Programming Series)
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Dale Rogerson
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Pretty nice presentation of COM .. easy to read.

The book is really simple to understand and it covers a lot of stuff about COM. It's a great book to start off if you are planning to work on OLE or ActiveX. For those already working with COM, the book is good as a refreshner and to get to know why things are being done the way they are. This book came as divine help for all those innumerable programmers who prayed God after reading (or tried to read) the 1200 page "Inside OLE 2.0".

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Introduction to Algorithms, Second Edition
Publisher: The MIT Press
Authors: Thomas H. Cormen, Charles E. Leiserson, Ronald L. Rivest, Clifford Stein
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An excellent course and reference book

This is not only a fine textbook for an academic course but also THE reference on algorithms for every programmer's library. It covers both general theory and loads of specific examples. The presentations are readable by anyone having a command of U.S. high-school mathematics. I've owned it for several years and I refer to it often.