For long being famous is an unwritten and most undermined goal/ambition for many. I think it will continue to be so as long as Human Kind is alive.
I have my share of wanting to be famous/well-known or at least know the famous/well-known. The latest addition to the later part is knowing an author personally, esp. a technical writer.
My colleague, Sivasundaram, has co-authored a book on JavaME (for the laymen: Java for Mobile; For Non-techies: Java is a computer language that is very popular and most of us would have experienced it at some point of time while we browse the internet).
Though I have not read the book (and I am not planning to read this technical heavyweight), I believe it will be useful for a lot of people who intend to take the “Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (Exam CX-310-110)” Certification Exam.
The details of the book, its availability are as below:
Title: SCMAD Exam Guide – Exam CX-310-110 (Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer)
Authors: Ko Ko Naing, Sathya Srinivasan, Chad Davis, Sivasundaram Umapathy
Price: Rs. 625/ $ 62.5
Publisher Website: http://www.tatamcgrawhill.com/html/titleDetail.jsp?isbn=9780070077881.html
Availability: Immediate: All Major bookstores in India, Expected Soon: www.amazon.com
Companion website: http://www.scmadbook.com/index.php/
PS: Contact me for Author signed copies
Reviews: Business Line, E World, 02/Feb/2009