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Product Details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex Inc (January 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782115314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782115314
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,659,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. F. Boyd on January 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
The Mac Bathroom Reader is one of the more quirky books about Apple Computer and its equally unusual story. Mostly filled with trivia relating to the most obscure Macintosh information, this is definitely a book for serious Mac users or those who really get into Silicon Valley culture.
It's also great in telling the first two parts of the Steve Jobs tale, his rise and his fall. Unfortunately, as this book was published before Jobs' return in 1997, it is missing a large part of recent Apple history, including the creation of the iMac, Microsoft's 'grant' to Apple, and the beginning of Mac OS X.
In any case, Linzmayer's storytelling skills are sharp and playful in this book and no serious Mac fan should be without it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jay Doub on June 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
As noted by another reviewer, there is an overlap with Apple Confidential, but they're not the same.
This book has the answer to various trivia questions (including stuff about third party vendors). The other is organized more as a history, and has a lot of new material about things such as clone licenses that was not available when the Bathroom Reader was published.
Both books are written by a very knowledgeable true believer, although there is definitely criticism of inept management in Confidential (Bathroom Reader is more positive in tone).
So if you want a history to read start to finish, buy Apple Confidential. If you want something to read a page or two at a time -- say, IN THE BATHROOM -- then this is a better book.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael Murphy on December 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is basicly the exact same book as Apple Confidential. I would suggest you pass on this book and buy that one instead, it is much better and more up-to-date.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 31, 1997
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Linzmayer did an excellent job digging through the history of Apple. Though the book is intuitive in creative passages meant to be read at one sitting (in the bathroom for instance), you might find yourself reading this book for hours on end. Find out who's idea it really was to create the Mac. The address of the garage Apple Computer started in. Why Steve Jobs really wasn't liked very much, and what he did after leaving the company. Hundreds of code names to past products, tons of cool facts. An easy-going fun read I enjoyed very much. I only wish Linzmayer would make a second edition to write about what's been going on since the 1994 writing of this book
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By macsterdam on April 2, 2000
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Extremely disappointing. This is exactly the same book as Apple Confidential (which is an excellent book), so I feel like I bought the same book TWICE :((((
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 24, 1999
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If you love Macs, and love knowing weird facts about them as well as Apple Computer, then you will love this book
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