[vmlinuz] writes "Also picked up on The Register, The Inquirer and Linux Today - with the LUGRadio show getting more and more listeners and attracting guests such as Miguel de Icaza, Mark Shuttleworth, Alan Cox, Seth Nickell and more, the growing fanbase will be able to congregate at LUGRadio Live this summer. The day long event includes speakers such as Ian Bell (co-creator of Elite), Simon Willison, Bill Thompson, Christan Schaller and more. In addition to the speakers, an all day bar, multi-player gaming, mini expo and paintball are in the cards. LUGradio Live takes place on Sat 25th June 2005 in Wolverhampton, UK."
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.