The Amazon advanced search for [ and found 512 such books.

"There has developed in the contemporary natural sciencesa recognition that there is a subset of problems, such aspopulation, atomic war, and environmental corruption, for whichthere are no technical solutions.

Let's analyze what a title like could mean:

In short, youwon't have time to learn much.

The National Parks present another instance of the working outof the tragedy of the commons. At present, they are open to all,without limit. The parks themselves are limited in extent --there is only one Yosemite Valley -- whereas population seems togrow without limit. The values that visitors seek in the parksare steadily eroded. Plainly, we must soon cease to treat theparks as commons or they will be of no value to anyone.

As Alexander Pope said,a little learning is a dangerous thing.

Or, as Gusteau's critic,Anton Ego, says: "Not everyone can become a great artist, but a greatartist can come from anywhere."So go ahead and buy that Java/Ruby/Javascript/PHP book; you'llprobably get some use out of it.

Of the top ten, nine are programming books (the other is about bookkeeping).

Well, now you're starting to get somewhere...

The rebuttal to the invisible hand in population control is tobe found in a scenario first sketched in a little-known Pamphletin 1833 by a mathematical amateur named William Forster Lloyd(1794-1852). We may well call it "thetragedy of the commons," using the word "tragedy"as the philosopher Whitehead used it :"The essence of dramatic tragedy is not unhappiness. Itresides in the solemnity of the remorseless working ofthings." He then goes on to say, "This inevitablenessof destiny can only be illustrated in terms of human life byincidents which in fact involve unhappiness. For it is only bythem that the futility of escape can be made evident in thedrama."

Bloom, Benjamin (ed.) , Ballantine, 1985.

One of the best programmers I ever hired hadonly a High School degree; he's produced a lot of , has his own , and made enough in stock options to buy his own .

Felleisen give a nod to this trend in their book , when they say"Bad programming is easy.

Understand a program written by someone else.

400BC) is known for the excerpt "ars longa,vita brevis", which is part of the longer quotation "Ars longa, vitabrevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, iudiciumdifficile", which in English renders as "Life is short, [the] craftlong, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgmentdifficult." Of course, no single number can be the final answer: it doesn't seem reasonableto assume that all skills (e.g., programming, chess playing, checkers playing, and music playing)could all require exactly the same amount of time to master, nor that all peoplewill take exactly the same amount of time.

can learn it in ,even if they are ." The Abtruse Goose comic also had .

But where does thequality come from?

You understand that leadership happens daily, not in a day and this is a MUST in your life. You know your loved ones and others are counting on you to be the leader you were meant to be.

So the book can only be talking about asuperficial familiarity, not a deep understanding.

But maybe is a way to summarize that.

"Computer science education cannot make anybody an expertprogrammer any more than studying brushes and pigment can makesomebody an expert painter" says Eric Raymond, author of .