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PC World:"Russ Walter is a PC
All the famous computer magazines call Russ Walters "Boston's computer guru" and praise him for giving free consulting even in the middle of the night Here's how they evaluate The Secret Guide to Computers....
pioneer, a trailblazer, the user's champion Nobody does a more thorough, practical, and entertaining job of teaching PC technology His incomparable Guide receives no, and enormous practicality. It offers a generous compendium of industry gossip, buying advice, and detailed, foolproof tutorials. It's a wonderful bargain."
Byte: "The Guide is amazing If you need to understand computers and haven't had much luck at it, or have to teach other people about computers, or just want to read a good book about computers, get the Guide."
Computer Currents: "Your computer literacy quotient will always come up shelf unless you know something about Russ Walter He's a folk hero. He knows virtually everything about personal computers and makes learning about computers fun. If you've given up m disgust and dismay at reading other computer books, get the Guide. It should be next to every PC the country PC vendors would do themselves and then customers a big favor by packing a copy of the Guide with every computer that goes out the door The Guide deserves the very highest recommendation."
PC Magazine: "The Guide explains the computer industry, hardware, languages, operating systems, and applications in , knowledgeable and amusing fashion. It includes Russ Welter's unbiased view of the successes and failures of various companies, replete with inside gossip. By working your way through it, you'll know more than many who make their living with PCs. Whether novice or expert, you'll learn from the Guide and have a good time doing so. No other computer book is a better value"
Abacus: "Alternative-culture Walter provider the best current treatment of programming languages. It's Irreverent, reminiscent of the underground books of the 1960's. It's simple to read, fast-paced, surprisingly complete, full of locker-room computer gossip, and loaded with examples." Infoworld: "Russ Walter is recognized and respected in many pans of the country as a knowledgeable and effective instructor. His Guide is readable, outrageous, and includes a wealth of information."
Mac User: "It's an everything-under-one-roof computer technology guide."
ComputerWorld: "we Guide by unconventional computer guru Russ Welter is informative and entertaining." Computer Shopper: "The Guide covers the entire spectrum It's incredibly informative and amusing."
Home Office Computing: "Russ Walter is a computer missionary who's a success story" Classroom Computer Learning: "Russ Walter's courses are intensive and inexpensive."
Compute: "Russ Walter is an industry leader" Scientific American: "The Guide is irresistible Every msrmc60n leads to a useful result. Walter's candor shies, he males clear the faults and foibles others ignore or east in vague hints We effect is that of a private conversation with a well-informed talkative friend who knows the inside story. The text reads like the patter of a talented midnight disc jockey; it's flip, self-deprecatory, randy, and good-humored. His useful frank content and coherent style are unique. Fist-rate advice on what and how to buy are part of the rich mix No room holding a small computer and an adult learning to use it is well equipped without the Guide
The Whole Earth Catalog in its "Coevolution Quarterly": "The personal-computer subculture was noted for its fierce honesty its early years. The Guide is one of the few intro books to carry on that tradition, and the only introductory survey of equipment that's kept up to date. Russ Welter jokes, bitches, enthuses, condemns, and charms. We book tells the bald truth in comprehensible language."
Omni: "Guru Russ Walter sympathizes deeply with people facing a system crash at midnight, so he broadcasts his home phone number and answers calls by the light of his computer, cursors winking. He's considered an excellent teacher. His Guide is utterly comprehensive."
Changing Times: "Russ Walter is a computer whiz whore mission is to educate people about computers. Like a doctor, he lets strangers call him m the middle of the night for help with diagnosing a sick computer. His Guide covers everything you ever wanted to know."
Esquire: "The handy Guide contains lots of fact and opinion untainted bias."
Barron's: "Russ Walter is an expert who answers questions for free and has been inundated by calls"
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