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Tim Patrick is a software architect and developer with more than 30 years of experience in designing and building custom software solutions. He is the author of multiple books on Microsoft technologies, and was selected as a Microsoft MVP for his support to the programming community. Tim earned his degree in computer science from Seattle Pacific University.
Wanted: Jane Austen

Dangerous Me

Academics in literature programs, in their frenzy to solve possibly unsolvable problems, think and say some of the strangest things.
The Case for Books

Review: The Case for Books

If you are going to write a book on books, you had better know something about them. The author of The Case for Books, Robert Darnton, knows books, their forms, their contents, their history, and even their abuses.
Keynes and Hayek

Rap the Classics

Today's theme song is a little street ditty that pits The Man against The Austrian Man: economist John Maynard Keynes versus his foil Friedrich A. Hayek.
Rise of Experts

Rise of the Experts

For your consideration, let me take this time to introduce you to The Experts and their lists of books, presented here in the order in which I met them.
Textual Concurrency

Textual Concurrency

One book at a time? Boring. I typically have two or three main books active at once, plus a few supporting books in progress for lesser concerns.

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