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Publicly discussing the flaws of a technical book actually helps a lot of people. I don't understand how it could possibly be better to have kept these comments private. By making them public, there are people who would have taken this bad advice who now know that it's bad advice. That makes us all more secure.

I really truly cannot understand the critique of an "experts only" attitude when it comes to technical books that make important recommendations for building critical systems. By all means, non-experts should experiment and build and learn. But non-experts definitely should not be giving out large quantities of advice in an authoritative tone.




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