The most useless book in the local public library

It’s probably this one:


Butbutbut … isn’t a book promising to help its readers ace a technical interview likely to be useful to at least someone?

Sure, theoretically. But not this one. And the reason why can be found inside, toward the front:


Of course, if you looked closely enough at the cover, you wouldn’t need the copyright date. You’d almost certainly know that there probably haven’t been any technical interviews that required knowledge of Delphi or OS/2 Warp since at least 2001.

(And yes, I know libraries have tight budgets these days, and I know computer books are wicked expensive, but come on. A 17-year-old computer book isn’t really worth keeping, and it’s just taking up space that could be occupied by something worthwhile.)

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