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A Shameless Gripe

I'm growing a little concerned about the number of books out there marketed for people who describe themselves as idiots. Did you know there are hundreds of these books out there? Now, I've really got nothing against the idea behind them: they started out as a respectable line of computer application books, attempting to explain various software packages in simple English. Not a bad thing. However, when the line took off, some wise guy got the bright idea to expand it into non-computer topics. To their credit, most of them are things that are also a little complicated for the average biped, such as Eastern Philosophy or Shakespeare. But some of them, well...do we reallyneed a book on these topics?

Sheesh.