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Re: De Re Atari [message #83241] Mon, 10 June 2013 21:26
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Date: Wed, 30-Jan-85 14:34:03 EST
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Posted: Wed Jan 30 14:34:03 1985
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[ I've always been mad, I know I've been mad... ]

[color=blue]> According to the new ANTIC magazine, De Re Atari is no longer available.[/color]
[color=blue]> They recommend the book 'Advanced Programming Techniques for the Atari' [/color]
[color=blue]> by Linda Schreiber.  It is available from TAB books and is close to[/color]
[color=blue]> De Re Atari and is much clearer.[/color]
[color=blue]>  [/color]
[color=blue]> 					Kit Kimes[/color]
[color=blue]> 					AT&T Consumer Products[/color]

                 I never had De Re Atari, but I did buy Ms. Schreiber's
book _Advanced_Programming_Techniques_for_the_Atari_.  I found it to be one
of the LEAST clear programming texts I have ever read.  I pondered over some
chapters for great lengths of time, trying to decipher her incoherent
explanations. Now, I am not a graphically inclined person (I had the most
trouble with the graphics sections), but I do consider myself to be sufficiently
competent with computers in general to be able to understand a text like that.
I found this book to be an extremely poor exposition of programming techniques,
and I would recommend staying as clear of it as possible. If this book is
clearer than De Re Atari, then I shudder to think what that latter book is

David J. Iannucci (the dirty vicar)                   St. Joseph's University
{allegra | astrovax | bpa | burdvax}!sjuvax!iannucci             Philadelphia

"A witty saying proves nothing. "                                  --Voltaire
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