Y'know what... work isn't about working ... it's about doing something that gets you something else... You go to work each day so you get a paycheque at the end of the week... that in turn gets you a home, food, clothing... the little things.
I have so many great ideas for great programs, but I have to acknowledge that my programming level isn't as high as my aspirations. I will do what you suggest...although it will suck, lol.
Ok so, do C for Dummies first then hit K&R ... You already have them, so no new expenses incurred.
I have C for Dummies and The C Programming Language. C for Dummies is great, simple, and easy to read, but it definitely skips out on a bunch of what I feel is important to C. It doesn't even mention fgets() or goto(), for example. The C Programming language is a lot better, but assumes you know C already. Can you suggest any books that are good on C?
(Ignoring for the moment that you are trying to write one of the singly most annoying pieces of software ever created)
And how much of C would I really need to know before I could create a very good AI chat bot? What I mean is, what would an AI chat bot consist of? Wouldn't it just be methods, and a bazillion if else statements?