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Tim Patrick

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.
Rejected Books

Books I’m Rejecting – The Theater

The candidate list of books for The Well-Read Man Project includes 137 plays, only five of which will make it into the final set.
Ebook Format

I Choose Plastic

After much pondering, getting advice from others, and calculating the expected costs of obtaining books in both formats, I have decided to read the body of works electric.
Rejected Books

Books I’m Rejecting – From Women

From what I can tell, women write just as well as men. But you'd be hard pressed to prove it by looking at the statistics for the list of candidate books.
Rating System

Ratings System for Books

It's no wonder you never see kids trying to sneak in to the Rated-R section of the public library.
Rejected Books

Books I’m Rejecting – A-For-Effort Works

I think it was Niccolò Macchiavelli who once said, "Why use a pair of pruning scissors when a Weed Eater® will do just as well."

More to Read

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.
Everybody Lies

Against All Evidence

Gutenberg Bible

The Right Bible for You