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Re: [OT] electronic books. was; Re: "Blinking lights of death" ? Netgear Switch GS108

On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 11:07 AM, Les <hlhowell pacbell net> wrote:
> G is right on all counts. ...
> That said, if you start with a few beginner articles,
> and please do the exercises they have, you will learn.  The exercises
> are important to lock the information with the potential errors that you
> will encounter, and the effort needed to correct them.

The problem is that today, just about anyone publishes a book about
anything and they become repetitive or just rewords of another title.
Finding good beginner's material is not easy. If I had the time, I'd go
to some community college to take a class or two.

> Like G, I started a long time ago, from vacuum tubes, and while the
> circuits have changed, the elements of design and software have not.
> Almost everything I ever learned has benefited me.

Man... you guys actually saw the birth of computers. It's like having been
present at moment of the Big Bang.
I can only imagine you blowing up light bulbs in the garage. :-)


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