Reviews

Robot AttitudeHome AttitudeElection AttitudeNet Attitude - 2015 versionHealth AttitudeNet Attitude - 2001 version

Book reviews are important for readers and authors. On this page you will find independent reviews prepared by The US Review of Books, readers on Amazon, and others. If you like any of my books, I invite you to add your review on Amazon. Potential readers and I will appreciate it.

Robot Attitude Reviews

Following are two reviews of Robot Attitude from Amazon readers.

Gene Bolton
Reviewed in the United States on August 21, 2019
 
 
George Pagano
Reviewed in the United States on November 19, 2019
 

Home Attitude Reviews

Book reviews are important for readers and authors. On this page you will find independent reviews prepared by The US Review of Books and by readers on Amazon. The Amazon reviews are here. If you like any of my books, I invite you to add your review. Potential readers and I will appreciate it.


US Review

US Review has a cadre of experienced independent reviews. They do not guarantee a review will result in a recommendation but, thankfully, Net Attitude, Health Attitude, Election Attitude, and Home Attitude were all recommended. Following is their review of Home Attitude.

 

Election Attitude Reviews

Book reviews are important for readers and authors. On this page you will find independent reviews prepared by The US Review of Books and by readers on Amazon. The Amazon reviews are here. If you like any of my books, I invite you to add your review. Potential readers and I will appreciate it.


US Review

US Review has a cadre of experienced independent reviews. They do not guarantee a review will result in a recommendation but, thankfully, Net Attitude, Health Attitude, Election Attitude, and Home Attitude were all recommended. Following is their review of Election Attitude.

Net Attitude V2 Reviews

Book reviews are important for readers and authors. On this page you will find independent reviews prepared by The US Review of Books and by readers on Amazon. The Amazon reviews are here. If you like any of my books, I invite you to add your review. Potential readers and I will appreciate it.


US Review

US Review has a cadre of experienced independent reviews. They do not guarantee a review will result in a recommendation but, thankfully, Net Attitude, Health Attitude, Election Attitude, and Home Attitude were all recommended. Following is their review of Net Attitude V2.

 

Health Attitude Reviews

Book reviews are important for readers and authors. On this page you will find independent reviews prepared by The US Review of Books and by readers on Amazon. If you like any of my books, I invite you to add your review. Potential readers and I will appreciate it.

The following is a review of Health Attitude by the late Bill Machrone, former editor-in-chief of PC Magazine. There are quite a few other reviews on Amazon.

Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2015

Health Attitude is easily the most comprehensive and comprehensible book on health care in the USA. While technical and political texts abound, when other books look to one or two aspects of health care, John R. Patrick has written an amazing work. It combines aspects of research, scholarly dissertation, current statistics, rigorous analysis, and intensely personal experience. His personal experiences are for me highly compelling, as he talks in an unbiased manner about himself and his family.

Patrick’s devotion to his topic is obvious as you read the table of contents. It’s meticulous, detailed, and well organized. Some of the topic items are only a couple of paragraphs long, others go for many pages. The short ones are typically self-evident and the longer passages present issues, problems, and solutions. For instance, Patrick has little patience for an industry so wedded to fax and pagers. Far more importantly, he devotes significant space to topics such as patient safety, including hospital-acquired conditions and medical devices. Electronic health records show up several times, and Patrick continually builds the case for their widespread use.

Patrick is balanced on the ins and outs of medical practice, but comes down firmly on the progressive side in sections such as “Healthcare: A Right or a Privilege?” The thread running through the entire book has been about the potential for inequality, and this is where he brings up the big guns. As he says, “I advocate the principle, everybody pays something according to their means.” But no one goes uninsured. He shows that a country may have just one payer or as many as 200, with meaty discussion and deep thinking about this and related funding topics.

Every politician, regardless of party or position, should read this book with I hope, an open mind. This is an important book that can help improve healthcare in the US, whether the reader agrees with Patrick’s conclusions or not. Health Attitude is also vital to insurance and corporate executives, as well as physicians, hospital administrators, and concerned citizens.

Note: John Patrick and I had business dealings when he was in charge of IBM’s ThinkPad line and other responsibilities, and I was editor-in-chief of PC Magazine and subsequent operations. We have not seen one another in roughly 20 years, although we have conversed occasionally. He invited me to review Health Attitude.


US Review

US Review has a cadre of experienced independent reviews. They do not guarantee a review will result in a recommendation but, thankfully, Net Attitude, Health Attitude, Election Attitude, and Home Attitude were all recommended. Following is their review of Health Attitude.

 

Net Attitude V1 Reviews

Net Attitude: What It Is, How to Get It, and Why Your Company Can’t Survive Without It was my first book. It was published during the fourth quarter of 2001. Following the 9/11 attack on America was not the ideal time to release a book about technology. Nevertheless, the book did get a lot of reviews. This was one advantage of publishing the now old-fashioned way: hard cover, a major publisher (Perseus), an editor, and some advertising. Here is the first review on Amazon. Additional Amazon reviews are here. On the Reviews and News page are links to numerous writings about Net Attitude V1

James D. Dvorak

Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2002

This is perhaps the best book I have read in a long time. Many tech-heads like myself will read it and say, “That is already happening. Why would anybody say this book is good?” Well, I have two things to say to answer that question. First is gimme a break. The book was published in 2001 and, obviously, there have been advancements in technology and some of the things Patrick mentions are already in place or are being put in place. That said, people should still read the book because a lot of what he writes about concerning the NGi (Next Generation Internet) is still not fulfilled yet.