- Hardcover: 456 pages
- Publisher: Auerbach Publications; 1 edition (November 20, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118492080
- ISBN-13: 978-1118492086
- ASIN: 0849330181
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,708,064 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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RFID in the Supply Chain: A Guide to Selection and Implementation 1st Edition
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Unfortunately, the style and semantics of project deliverables does not work well for a "Guide to selection and Implementation"
First of all, I have a problem with the general structure: 184 pages content, followed by 236 (!) pages appendices. To me this is a collection of ideas and not a book. Any editor should have caught this and send the manuscript straight back.
Worse, didactics are not the strong suit of the author, which is indicated in other reviews of Myerson's publications. Introductory chapters are bloated with confusing details. Project descriptions are randomly distributed to the chapters and information given about the projects is redundant.
Worse yet, the author has collected a lot of details about RFID presumably by researching the web as her references in the book indicate. However, she clearly lacks in-depth comprehension of the subject matter to paint a coherent, comprehensible and comprehensive picture for the reader. Here is just one quotations to illustrate my point:
Page 24: "One of the things the software [Savant Server] does is that it fixes incorrect or duplicate data gathered from readers before it stores and forwards data to any point in the chain." The gory style aside, Savant is an obsolete Webserver, which does nothing but serve pages. Of course one could write code to do implement the functionality mentioned, but why on Savant and not for example on Apache is anyone's guess. The web server is not relevant to the consolidation and forwarding functionality.
As my grandmother said: "If you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all" So I already wrote too much. My only excuse is to warn people from spending 67.96$ and being as disappointed as I have been. The need for a good book on RFID is there, but this ain't it. Perhaps, Auerback Publication considers a total rewrite for the second edition. I'd be there to help. :)