Media praise for The Root of All Evil

"You have to be a geek to really appreciate the humour, but even beginner geeks will love it."
--Harry Babad, The Finder; The Newsletter of the Mid-Columbia Macintosh User Group, June 2002

"The tech world is a strange place. Who says it can't be funny too? Scott Adams' popular Dilbert comic strip has proven that there is a wealth of humour to be mined from technology and techies alike. But for many techies, Dilbert and its kin only scratch the surface, dealing as much with office politics as with the life of techies. The User Friendly comic strip goes deeper...the Doonesbury for techies. The drawing style is crude--Illiad is no Michelangelo--but the jokes are good and often clever, and besides, I'd much rather read a cartoon that is genuinely inventive and amusing than well-drawn. Give me User Friendly over Family Circus or Cathy any day. 'Root of All Evil' is pretty much guaranteed to bring a smile to any techie-types you might know."
--Keith Schengili-Roberts, Computer Paper, April 2002

"...side-splittingly funny,...a breath of originality, guaranteed hilarious, and absolutely, positively, not to be missed. Highly, wholeheartedly, enthusiastically recommended."
--James Cox, Midwest Book Review, Nov 2001

"Rating 9. If you have the previous User Friendly books, this is a no-brainer purchase. If you don't have them, you might want to get the other two books before purchasing this one. If you've never viewed User Friendly, view a few strips online or leaf through the other books first. If you're like most geeks, you'll find you'll want as much User Friendly as you can get!"
--Craig Maloney,, Nov 2001

"Gifts for the Holidays, Computing Gifts for your favorite scientist (or yourself). After the Sept 11 attacks, a good place to start is with a little humour. I recommend 'The Root of All Evil,' by Illiad."
--John Joyce, PhD. Scientific Computing and Instrumentation, Nov 2001

"More witty, wise observations on the world of computers."
--Computer Shopper, Jan 2002

"Make sure you leave this review lying around, so that people can buy you it for Christmas. In fact, don't take a chance--just ask for it! There is little enough humour around at the moment, and when computers figure in it, it is usually silly, misinformed or embarrassingly naïve...hit! More witty, wise observations on the world of computers."
--Computer Shopper, Jan 2002