From Scientific American
...an ideal introduction to low-end embedded design....Axelson takes the reader from essentially no knowledge of programming through Basic while offering lots of insight into the design of simple embedded systems....The next time I hire new CS or EE graduates, I plan to have them work through both Bebop [to the Boolean Boogie] and The Microcontroller Idea Book
. A week spent soaking up these practical concepts will help ground them in reality and balance the four years of theory still ringing in their ears.
....The real gold in the book is the collection of input/output circuits that show you how to connect to the outside world and have it all work properly. The writing is a model of clarity and conciseness. Once you know how these things work, you can use them cookbook-style. -- PC Magazine, 5/28/96