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user-inactivated  ·  3677 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Design+code: Learn iOS design and Xcode (I love everything about this story, the site design, etc)

"Overly ambitious" doesn't necessarily mean not worth playing with. Generally, the only thing a failed software project costs you is time, and you'll probably learn a lot about the problem while failing to solve it, so if you want to learn more about a problem and have the time to burn, trying an overly ambitious project can be a good idea. You just don't want to do it expecting to get something that works out of it.

    Amazon sez you can rent it; first I've seen that

They do it with textbooks, technical books and most books from academic publishers. I think they're trying to compete with university bookstores for students who would usually sell their books back at the end of the semester.