Even though I’ve used Macs since the System 7 days, and I’ve had an iMac at home for the last 1 1/2 years, I never really got into AppleScript. It just always seemed to daunting and hard to grasp. Well, I finally took the plunge and decided to learn it since there were some things in Mail that I kept repeating over and over again that were driving me crazy. The Apple documention for AppleScript is really not all that helpful, which is probably why I never really grasped it. I picked up a copy of the O’Reilly AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, and it was a worthwhile purchase. I have to say that my last few O’Reilly purchases have been disappointments, but this is one solid book. It answered all the questions I was having as I tried to write what amounted to a really simple script. Now that I’m no longer scared of AppleScript, I suspect I’ll find many other uses for it.