Concise, accurate and best of all: UNIX.
This thing lasted me 12 years!
Have you ever wondered where IT certification began? Well, you're in luck...
Bold assumptions, yes. But hear me out...
I managed to get some NeXT workstations this week from a former colleague of mine who also collects vintage computers. For those who don't know what a NeXT workstation is, it's essentially the UNIX system that became Mac OS X, as well as the UNIX system that Tim Berners-Lee used to create the world's first Web server using his new protocol called HTTP (Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol).
The latest Linux PPC distributions run MUCH faster on it!
Seriously, it's FAST.
Seriously, this book predicted how UNIX would evolve to a tee.
It's the best way.