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I definitely see this going on, but I think a lot of new devs know they are missing out on things too.

I have here Jeff Prosise's great book, Programming Windows with MFC and it weighs in at over 1200 pages.

I also have the Petzold Programming Windows 95 and it is around that length also.
But, the Internet has ruined strong focus. Read the book, The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our brains[^].

Petzold went into specifc details and you had to learn how things were really built up.
But a lot of people didn't like that. It is somewhat of the Engineering Mindset.

Some people just want to get a thing working and forget about it. They want the end result.
Others (with Engineering Mindset) want to know exactly how things work.

I find that when I want a PRODUCT I want to get the thing working.
But most of the time I want to know exactly how the thing works. It's two different mindsets really.
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