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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped working after a couple of weeks, January 15, 2012
Nice idea if it were a reliable product, but it isn't. It stopped working after a couple of weeks. Don't spend the money.


Brother MFC-6490CW Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer
Brother MFC-6490CW Wireless All-in-One Inkjet Printer
2 used & new from $225.00

0 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this printer, July 29, 2009
Overpriced and cannot print 2-sided.

The current state-of-the-art for printers in this price range is double-sided printing. This one isn't capable. There are several otherwise similar products that will do double-sided. Get one of those instead
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Free for All: How LINUX and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans
Free for All: How LINUX and the Free Software Movement Undercut the High-Tech Titans
by Peter Wayner
Edition: Hardcover
57 used & new from $0.01

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for both techies and suits, September 18, 2000
I've been a professional programmer, software entrepreneur and user of free software for over 15 years. I highly recommend this book for several reasons. First, it is one of the best and most important business books I've yet read about the software industry. It presents an insightful and nuanced analysis of the economics of software creation in the Internet age and articulately explains the appeal and inevitable success of open source software. As such this is a MUST READ for anyone who manages or invests in software-based companies.
Furthermore it is a delightful read. Programmers will no doubt appreciate the inside references to things like the religious "wars" between vi and emacs. At the same time, Wayner has a gift for metaphor and human detail that bring both the concepts and the players to life, and in a way that is accessible and enjoyable for both technical and non-technical readers.


The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s
The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s
by John Brooks
Edition: Hardcover
29 used & new from $2.11

5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for today's online investor, December 8, 1998
"The Go-Go Years" is enlightening and entertaining as all good history writing should be. Today's stock market sounds eerily like the Wall Street of the 1960s as described by Brooks. Some might say that the Internet Economy is so different from the past, that even unprofitable Internet companies justify sky-high valuations. They said similar things about the "go-go" growth stocks back in the 1960s -- until the "go-go" stocks failed to meet their growth promises and the market crashed, with investors losing billions. Anybody who even contemplates buying Internet stocks should read this book first... Also look for the hilarious and prophetic descriptions of H. Ross Perot circa 1970.


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