Next time you are told spelling and grammar matter…

…show them this photograph from a book that costs over seventy quid and just laugh…

English to die forActually I didn’t pay the full price for Unleash the System On Chip using FPGAs and Handel C – only shelling out about 1/20th of that, but that is no excuse for the publisher Springer who plainly have not let any editor anywhere near this.

Perhaps even more importantly, the technical sections of the book appear to be just as dire – with the C code printed in the same face as the body type (could not even be bothered to find a monospaced type) and utterly without indentation, making it difficult to follow and almost making it impossible to avoid any errors in transcribing if the code was to be reused even as a simple toy testbed.

Personally I am not too bothered – the book (in pristine condition) was dead cheap, but such shoddy work is a disgrace.

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