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July 2005 Show Summaries
The show was pre-empted this week.
About half the show was devoted to fund raising. There were no
listener phone calls. We thank everyone who
contributed to WBAI during the show.
Due to fund raising at WBAI, the show is pre-empted next
Alfred reviewed the book
Spring Into Technical Writing for Engineers and Scientists by Barry J. Rosenberg. In
a nutshell, he loved it. The publisher is Addison Wesley/Pearson Education. It
is 318 pages and lists for
$29.99. Amazon.com is now selling it for $19.79.
Alfred also reviewed
ExBoot, an external hard disk drive with a USB connection and backup software.
Press a button on the ExBoot and it does an increment copy of the files on your
computer (in English, this is copying just the files that changed since the last
time you made a backup). The sexy thing about the ExBoot is that if your
computer breaks to the point that Windows will not start up, you can boot from
the ExBoot. Of course, your computer must be able to boot from a USB device. The
AXIOMTEK and the street price for a 160GB model is about $200. If you have an
extra hard disk lying around, you can buy an ExBoot with just the case and use
your own disk with it.