My New iPhone? Wang begins:
"When most people see an iPhone, their first reaction is awe with a little bit of covetousness thrown in for good measure. After most people buy an iPhone, their feelings of awe and envy soon change to a desire to show off and start using their new handheld computer."
But then new users are overwhelmed with the possibilities and impatient to begin. The book's 52 projects illustrate why the iPhone/iTouch is in a class by itself. Wang proudly proclaims that anyone will be able to master all the "features crammed and buried" in this sophisticated handheld computer. I concur. Our iTouch is handier than pockets on a shirt, and Wang did teach this old dog some new tricks.
For me, a geekophile, no one can own too many computer / technical books. There are never enough manuals to suit my needs and curiosity. For me, no starch press seems to live up to its logo with these two books. Perhaps they are "The Finest in Geek Entertainment". Why? The author knows of what he writes; the format works; the tech-to-person dialog is entertaining; and the book's intended purpose is fulfilled. I learned something. I'll buy more of Wang's books. He seems to have style and substance.