decora writes "American social worker Alan Phillip Gross, who has spent years connecting developing countries to the internet, has been sentenced by a "Security Court" in Cuba to 15 years in prison. His crime was “Acts against the Independence and Territorial Integrity of the State." The Guban government also claimed he was trying to "destroy the Revolution through the use of communication systems out of the control of authorities."" Link to Original Source
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.