I had a Dalmation that ate books and records. It had a nasty habit of only eating the GOOD stuff. Now the dog is long gone and the books and records are history. I miss the dog, it was my friend and taught memany valuable lessons about controlling my temper, but I REALLY wish I had that copy of "Software Engineering for Micros : The Electrifying Streamlined Blueprint Speedcode Method" it devoured back in the late 80's! That book was my first introduction to software engineering, it was funny, it was extremely helpful, it was to the point, and it was NOT excessively pompous, boring, or lengthy. Of the books I have read on how to tackle complex problems in an organized effective fashion, this much missed book has been rivaled only by Gyorgy Polya's "How To Solve It" which for anybody who knows is high praise indeed. Of the two, I would rank "How to Solve It" second, I believe.