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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Humble pie in academia

Eric Armstrong wrote:    (01)

> The full title is The JBuilder 2 Tutorial.    (02)

If you look it up on Amazon, you'll find an "average" rating.    (03)

It gets excellent marks from rank beginners -- the people
it was designed for. It gets below average marks from
the real experts, who wanted many more details on arcane
aspects of JBuilder, since the book is billed as the "bible".    (04)

Hardly their fault, or mine. I pleaded with the publisher not
to title it as a "bible". But in the end, the decision was theirs.
In point of the fact, the book was targeted at the outside as
a step-by-step tutorial that would double as a reference
manual by including tables of detailed information.    (05)

Unfortunately, though, the result has been a reputation of
average proportions, rather than the stellar evaluation it
gets from the folks it was actually designed for.    (06)

(Sigh...)    (07)