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Robert Bruce Thompson is a coauthor of O'Reilly's Building the Perfect PC and PC Hardware in a Nutshell. A born geek, he built his first computer in 1976 with 256 bytes of memory, toggle switches, and no operating system. Since then, he has bought, built, upgraded, and repaired hundreds of PCs for himself, employers, customers, friends, and clients. Robert spends most clear, moonless nights outdoors with his 10-inch Dobsonian reflector telescope, hunting down faint fuzzies, and is currently designing a larger truss-tube Dobsonian (computerized, of course) that he plans to build.
Barbara Fritchman Thompson, the coauthor of Building the Perfect PC and PC Hardware in a Nutshell, worked for 20 years as a librarian before starting her own home-based consulting practice, Research Solutions. She's also a researcher for the law firm Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, & Rice, PLLC. During her leisure hours, Barbara reads, works out, plays golf, and, like Robert, is an avid amateur astronomer.
WONDERFUL book! 378pp of good stuff from people who have experienced the learning curve from beginning to advanced. Read morePublished 5 months ago by THOMAS DEY
It has sooo much useful information! I was pleasantly surprised on how many tips the author packed into this book. A must have.Published 15 months ago by alfie fernandez
I was taking this book out of the Library quite frequently. Finally decided to just buy it and add it to my personal collection. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Murry Prankster
There is some useful information in this book, but overall I wish I hadn't invested the money and time in it - it's the first lemon I've read from the O'Reilly "Hacks" series. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by R. Pettengill
At first I was unsure as to whether to buy this book. I am glad I did. Although I have over forty years of observing under my belt, I always enjoy reading about our hobby. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by William A. Llano