samzenpus from the take-another-little-piece-of-my-software dept.
doishmere writes "Microsoft has agreed to sell individual pieces of software to NY City workers, rather than forcing each seat to buy a full suite of software. The city has created three classes of users based on which pieces of software they need to perform their job, and Microsoft will sell software packages tailored to each class at a reduced price."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.