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Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) writes "nerd novels," such as The Aremac Project, Aremac Power, First Stringers, Second Stringers, The Hands of God, Freshman Murders, and Mistress of Molecules—about how brilliant people produce quality work. His novels may be found as eBooks at or on Kindle. Before taking up his science fiction career, he published books on human behavior, including Weinberg on Writing: The Fieldstone Method, The Psychology of Computer Programming, Perfect Software and Other Fallacies, and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. He also wrote books on leadership including Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting (Foreword by Virginia Satir), More Secrets of Consulting, and the four-volume Quality Software Management series. He incorporates his knowledge of science, engineering, and human behavior into all of writing and consulting work (with writers, hi-tech researchers, and software engineers). Early in his career, he was the architect for the Mercury Project's space tracking network and designer of the world's first multiprogrammed operating system. Winner of the Warnier Prize and the Stevens Award for his writing on software quality, he is also a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame in San Diego and the University of Nebraska Hall of Fame. The book, The Gift of Time (Fiona Charles, ed.) honors his work for his 75th birthday. His website and blogs may be found at http://www.geraldmweinberg.com.
on March 09, 2012 :
Generally, the same material as found in Quality Software Management Vol 4 Anticipating Change.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
Henri ter Steeg
on April 02, 2011 :
The follow up by the author on my previous comment was a great experience. He responded within the hour and provided my with a very readable PDF (not generated by Smashwords), my preferred output format.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
Henri ter Steeg
on March 31, 2011 :
Content wise this is a GOOD book, probably 4 stars. But the layout is so horrible, that it takes a lot of focus and willpower to go through it...
The online reading is bad, the PDF has no margins, in the Kindle version all text is the same, whether they are titles, quotes or text explaining a figure. It becomes VERY confusion to read. The RTF does not contain the images, the same goes for the Stanza reader. Adobe DE (ePub) shows a book structure, but when you click on a chapter, you go to the annotations for that chapter at the end of the book. Sigh...
Jerry, I don't know who you hired for the typesetting, but please fire this person ASAP.
(reviewed the day of purchase)