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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.
Lesser Great Books

Lesser Great Books

Although my list of around 1,700 candidate books was impressive, by which I mean daunting and scary, it left out some works that are still great, by which I mean impressive.
Candidate List Complete

The Candidate List is Complete

I've finished my initial construction and analysis of the candidate book list, the first step getting down to the final list of fifty books. Here are the statistics.
Paper or Plastic

Paper or Plastic?

I'm a traditional guy. I like cars without power windows, entry-level lights and decorations on my Christmas tree, and situation comedies that actually contain comedy.


A web site for those who prefer to have live changed in teacup sips.
Categorize or Bust

Categorize or Bust!

Once I have basic data on every book, I will start tossing out great works by the hundreds.

More to Read

Great Courses!

So you want to spend some time immersed in the classics, but you also need advice on finding the right wine for your upcoming dinner party. No problem!
Keynes and Hayek

Rap the Classics

Start Reading

Reading Begins Today

Gutenberg Bible

The Right Bible for You