For dummies books

@saundyl (9698)
Canada
April 1, 2008 5:14pm CST
Has anyone ever gone and either boughten or borrowed a for dummies book? Did you find them helpful or too simplistic? Which ones have you read? Or even one of the for idiots books. I think there might even be something like _____ for the rest of us books as well...have you read those?
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@peavey (15759)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I've used both "For Dummies" and "Idiot's Guide to..." books. It depends on the subject and how familiar I am with it. If it's something I want to know, but am totally unfamiliar with it, one of these basic books gets me on track in a hurry. If it's something I'm more familiar with, but want to learn more, then books like these are too simple.
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
2 Apr 08
I'm reading the Dungeon Masters for dummies and Ebay for dummies right now The ebay one is too simplistic for me i keep going but i know that already. The DM one is awesome its got some practice adventures and tells you all sorts of tips i'm finding handy (im a beginner at the game but we need more DM's so when ours goes on holiday we don't have to miss weeks at a time again)
@peavey (15759)
• United States
3 Apr 08
You know what I mean, then. Thanks for "best response."
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@MissOrlz (51)
• Ireland
2 Apr 08
lol... Yeah... I bought a JAVA for Dummies... I was in college and struggling with my Programming Assignment... and naturally I thought that with this book it'd be a breeze.... hahah Oh how very wrong I was ;) It didn't help me AT ALL! And btw - I dropped out of college... LOL
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@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
2 Apr 08
I looked at the java for idiots and decided even that was too hard for me when i looked at it! i fast lost interest in java
• Ireland
2 Apr 08
Yeah... I ordered the book in a shop especially and everything LOL... I actually thought I'd be brilliant at programming.... I wish that our project had been in HTML :P
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