Zonk from the night-of-the-living-beta dept.
Ant writes "CNET News.com's Paul Festa thinks the final stage of software development, beta versions, are taking on a life of their own, as companies tinker endlessly with their products in public according to a recent article. Google is one of the companies that keep using "beta" term for years for its products."
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.