>I think the reason why peeps like Schildt make such an easy go of the
>beginning programming books market is because peeps like Prelude haven't.
That's because peeps like Prelude actually write code most of the time rather than write about it. If the good programmers start writing books, do you really want the other end of the spectrum writing your software?
I've got a feeling she likes to write about code, occasionally, but I'm glad for that.
7. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one.
40. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.*