Example: The author explains that he used poor coding in his chapter on debugging because it was a CHAPTER ON DEBUGGING!!! (I know that this seems obvious, but if you've ever read Slashdot, you know how dinky the programmers can get.)
Another Example: The author had to optimize a program. Step 1, he found a faster computer. *laugh* I really enjoy his take on programming. It's about a solving problem, not technical wanking.