xkcd: volume 0
xkcd: volume 0 is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passion...more
My undergrad physics department wasn't a happy place. When we joined the department, we were told that the profs considered it their responsibility to cull the unworthy from our herd of physicist wannabes. The more pig headed of us stuck it out. The less pig headed shifted their allegiance to less hostile departments. And one of the grad students decided to whack his committee chairman in the head with a hammer. Here's a short quiz to see whe...more
My point is the following:...more
My one complaint with the layout is that what used to be the mouseover text (a key component of xkcd's humor, a...more
XKCD: Volume 0 is the first collection of XKCD strips. Munroe selected the best of XKCD from the first 500 or so comics. He added a little commentary to a few strips and included some coded messages, which I didn't bother decoding. The book will no doubt delight XKCD fans.
I used to love XKCD,...more
I actually got this book from the library, so don't worry about it.
Though, I may end up buying it. I love xkcd.
The book is exactly what it purports: a collection of xkcd comics in book form. Since you can all go to xkcd.com, I'm not going to write a true review of the book....more
"While Mr. Munroe conceded a nostalgic love of books, remembering how he devoured books of a favorite comic strip, Calvin & Hobbes, he said he is now a committed Kindle 2 user, preferring it to print. Still, he said: 'I have this urge. You want to print them out and put them up on places. There is something good about collecting them together.'"
And I never really liked math, but I love this series.
Why buy an XKCD book when it's free on the internet?
What will you do for fun when the power goes out, the zombie apocalypse is upon you and all that's left good in the...more
Todas la viñetas que salen en el libro han sido publicadas previamente en la red. Lo único que añade el autor son algunos comentarios y...more
You can read all the strips on the website, but the book had additional
scribbles and notes in the margins that give us a glimpse into the mind of their
author. Very geeky, always accurate, and some are definitely NSFW. Thoroughly
enjoyable and a great gift for your favorite geek.
The author also added all kinds of little puzzles around the strips for the
hard-core code breakers and problem solvers. Some are really easy to decode,
xkcd: volume 0 is a collection of most of his strips through 2008, along with some notes and puzzles he's written to go with. I got it as a part of the eb...more
I was also hoping for commentary with the comics. There is the occasional bit of commentary but it's very rare....more
In the forward Munroe says he picked his favorite comics to put together in this first book. All proceeds from the book go to charity so that is pretty cool. You can read most of these comics on the web for free. However, there...more
Randall Munroe describes xkcd as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it's practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic's subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another.
xkcd: volume 0 is the first book from the immensely popular webcomic with a passionate readership (just Google "xkcd meetup").
The artist selected personal and fan favorites from his first 600 comics. It wa
But the vast majority I do get, and are very funny. I think my favorite is the one about gaming with death.
For some people, buying a book of content that's already available for free on the internet seems insane. But it's worth it, to have a hard copy of the book, one you can pick up and read at any time. It's nice to have this collection on my book shelf.
That's not to say I don't have a couple of criticisms for the book; it's irregular size makes it...more
I'm glad they included the hovertext--often they are like the third panel of the comic. Since Cynthia already warned me about the hovertexts being ultra-tiny text hidden in random places, I didn't care when I read the comics. Possibly if I had not been forewarned, I would have been annoyed.
An odd side effect of reading xkcd: I love some of the comics--especially ones referencing sociol...more
Self described as "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language," xkcd is a wildly popular comic that uses stick figure art and revels in "nerd humor." The best way to get a feel for whether you'll enjoy it is to visit the website and peruse for a while. While at times it can get too obscure and can be a bit hit and miss, in general it's highly entertaining and one of my favorite webcomics.
This means that the comic does appeal to everyone, even though it is marketed to those with a working knowledge of physics and maths. Its crossover ability makes it one of the top webcomics, and it also means it is one...more
(You very likely also know the difference of probability 1 versus certainty,
and the relevance to good coding.) Dangerously funny.
I had to buy it, of course, just to own a "Volume 0".
I was not disappointed, and nor were my geek friends.