Books : reviews

Tara Calishain, Rael Dornfest.
Google Hacks: 100 industrial-strength tips & tools.
O'Reilly. 2003

rating : 6 : unfinishable
review : 14 September 2003

This book promises to enhance use of Google. But I'm afraid I found it left too much unexplained, and I gave up on it less than half way through. Often the details of the various technologies that need to be used are insufficiently spelled out, and the results of using them are insufficiently interesting, or too US-centric, to be worth the effort. But I'll probably keep the book on my shelf to refer to occasionally, just in case I want to do something really bizarre.