There are so many computer books in the world. A few of them are lousy, most of them are pretty good, and several are excellent.
Fortunately for the Gross National Products of nations, we all buy many of these books.
Unfortunately, most of these books are never read, just skipped through and left to gather dust on the shelves with all the other good books (and course materials) that we never revisited.
So many wise words, wise thoughts, funny and instructive stories, and so many years of experience collected in these books. And so many people willing to commit (!) the same mistakes over and over again because they never read the books, but instead perform the famous skip/skim procedure.
Many authors ask for the skip/skim treatment of ...