I love games. I will sit happily for hours if someone gives me a riddle to solve or twisted metal pieces to take apart. I've even been known to take a stab at the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, that really difficult and frustrating weekly challenge. If I were young and just starting out, why I'd be a forensic anthropologist. But, I do get away from myself here. So, I said to myself, what could I do to provide fun, a little bit of challenge, and free stuff in the form of a newly published work of technology literature, and satisfy other puzzle-hungry individuals?
Here's what I came up with. The great folks at Pearson Education have generously agreed to provide several copies of, "Introduction to Wireless Systems," which was just published on May 28, 2008 as contest prizes (stuff). The book is so new, the ink is hardly dry.
I am currently excerpting (Chapter 4--Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design, and already it's experiencing a LOADS of traffic.
So here's what you do. To play, just click on the play link:
Click here to play
Solve the puzzle send me just the answers (naturally put next to the corresponding numbers) to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The first three contestants to do so correctly will win their very own copy of this book. Now how cool is that! I will take answers only until midnight (PT) on July 22.
If you play and send me answers, you must send me your name, email address, and the puzzle solution. If I contact you and tell you that you're a winner, please send a return email with your address for Pearson to mail the book to you. I would like to publish your name as a winner. It's your call.
Hint, hint. If you're having trouble finding one or two of the answers, some may be in Part I.
Players can win only once, okay? This week is kind of easy, just to get you going. Next week, watch out.