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Just like Texas: a whole lot of nothing
on November 23, 2003
Some pedants may decry Bruce's many semantic flaws, but these same people have neglected to realize that their biggest mistake was to buy the book to begin with.
BZZZT. Thank you for playing.
The basic lessons of this book are so painfully obvious that I have no idea why anyone in their right mind would buy it, especially in this economy. I kid you not, I literally stood in an airport gift shop, in my civies, and read this book while waiting for a flight back to base. The book is riddled with filler material, which was probably necessary to pad the book to 250+ pages. You could easily summarize the book in ten pages (but that would prevent the publisher from charging you $17.50).
If you already have one of Schneier's books, then there is no reason to buy this one. Pogie bait is cheaper and more satisfying.