On Fri, 14 Dec 2007 00:48:19 -0800 "Ted Mittelstaedt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Joshua Isom > > Although I haven't looked much into any FreeBSD book, I wouldn't be > > surprised at all if FreeBSD's documentation combined with > > freebsd-questions would outweigh it. > > It's not the raw knowledge that is the power. It's the presentation. > Newbies cannot digest the FreeBSD docs since the docs assume the > user isn't a newbie. Right! One can't emphasize this enough. IMHO, computer books should be time savers, i.e. a guide highlighting the most important aspects of some topic in a unique way. Authors of such books shouldn't be afraid to tell readers to go RTFM after presenting an overview... unless it's a very narrowly focused book. A good tutorial beats a 350 pages book anytime; and a 350 pages book with the right mix of selected topics beats an 800+ pages "reference-style" all-rounder book as well, most of the time. -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"