7 Feb 07

How to pick out a technical book:

  • Look for pretty covers. Seriously. Attractive covers usually means well-paid cover artists, which often means a quality book.
  • Grab the O’Reilly book on that topic.
  • Grab anything else that catches your eye.
  • Take them all to a table, and open to the middle of the book. Look for long stretches of text. Is the text funny? Is it easy to read?

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