Admittedly I've spent a lot of time drinking java over the years…but not to much time Thinking in Java…haha wordplay. Anyway, in an effort to branch out and delve into the nebulous world of software and programming, I've started this book, tackled the first two chapters, and downloaded the Sun compiler. Maybe tackle is too strong a word…more like limped through. Aside from MatLab, the last programming class I took was in 2003, Intro to C++…so we'll see how this endeavor goes. Wish me luck!