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Comment: Secrets of Consulting (Score 1) 352

by ech3 (#47004709) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Should Every Programmer Read?
The Secrets of Consulting: A Guide to Giving and Getting Advice Successfully by Gerald M. Weinberg
It has a lot of little anecdotes that help you recall concepts of how to manage your own time. Things like Rudy's law of Rutabaga stick with me even though I haven't picked up the book in a while. I read this book based on someone's recommendation on /. a long time ago, and I am glad I did.

Comment: The eyes are not enough (Score 1) 42

by ech3 (#42913247) Attached to: First Bionic Eye Gets FDA Blessing
I saw a program a while back interviewing an author about a book called "Crashing Through", where the main character looses his sight when he is very young, and then has it restored to him later in life. The problem was that because his brain had not learned to interpret the signals coming from it, he was unable to get "Normal" vision. From what I remember of the interview, a lot of people who have been in a similar situation get very depressed because they know their vision will never be restored and they are overwhelmed by the amount of new and useless info their brain is receiving.

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