Scribd has many online books. I try to read at least one book every week. Starting to read a new book is always fun. The sense of anticipation builds up while the search for a new book is still in progress. The novelty of the new text reaches out of the first few pages, trying to grab my attention. Then there are times that something like the following jumps out of the page to annoy me:
Object-oriented programming is the current cure-all — although it has been around for much more then ten years. At the core, there is little more to it then finally applying the good programming principles which we have been taught for more then twenty years.
Neatly typeset, freely available in PDF booklet format, with a very readable font and a cool-looking design, the book seems like a very intriguing and interesting piece of work. The text itself seems to be of the usual lucid quality which prof. Lessig has gotten us used to expect.
After a brief encounter with ConTeXt, and lots of fun preparing a typesetting style which a colleague at Bytemobile liked a lot (so much, in fact, that he actually used it to write a mini-guide sitting on my desk), I have now started reading about the memoir package of LaTeX. Continue reading →