Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 3   >   >>
Paul A. Clayton
User Rank
Author
Some odd humor
Paul A. Clayton   2/12/2014 8:28:13 PM
NO RATINGS
The scans of some old "advertisements" that Thomas Payerle developed (with my help) for Random Howe's Book-of-the-Month Club might be of interest even though they do not quite fit this catagory. One has titles such as The Search for Terrestrial Intelligence and Do-It-Yourself Cerebral Repair (with brief descriptions); the other includes titles such as Flying Saucer Cover-up? and The Human Brain: a User's Guide.

(If you enjoy such odd humor, you might also enjoy the other scans [of advertisements for Big Sam's Anatomical Warehouse]. Sadly, some of the other bulletin board flyers we developed while at Washington University have not survived: Nunzio's Mortuary and Pizzeria [with free pick-up and delivery], a notice for a buyer of teeth named T. Faerie, and a notice of a lost Protoceratops [from an institute of temporal studies] are the ones I remember and there were some other [now lost] Big Sam's ads. The artistic quality was not great, but they did provide a few smiles.)

sa_penguin
User Rank
Author
Book Titles
sa_penguin   2/12/2014 3:46:09 AM
NO RATINGS
The title I remember, from 1981, was "Nailing Jelly To A Tree" by Jerry Willis.

Considering the success of the "Dummies" books, and the copycat "idiots guide", I suspect "Directional Derivatives For Brain-dead [censored]" would be insulting enough to get massive sales.

Seriously however: a series of books for "advanced dummies" or even "moderately ignorant" would be interesting. Instead of assuming no prior knowledge, they'd start with some basic skills assumed [and a reference if the book proves too hard].

tomeq
User Rank
Author
Re: Book title
tomeq   2/10/2014 4:30:21 AM
NO RATINGS
Max, I believe some of these books have been already mentioned, but not long ago they've been presented here: http://joemonster.org/art/19769 And the Oscar goes to... Dr Denis Leary "Why we suck".

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Book title
Max The Magnificent   2/9/2014 2:18:02 PM
NO RATINGS
@Garcia: In addition, our Martin Rowe would have written a song...

I don't mind him writing songs ... it's when he insists on singing them LOL

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Book title
Max The Magnificent   2/9/2014 2:16:52 PM
NO RATINGS
@David: That's not OUR Martin Rowe, is it??? :-)

I saw that too -- but I was too polite to bring it up LOL

Max The Magnificent
User Rank
Author
Re: Book Title
Max The Magnificent   2/9/2014 2:16:01 PM
NO RATINGS
@seaEE: I love all of these -- very clever.

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
Re: Book title
David Ashton   2/9/2014 12:12:16 AM
NO RATINGS
@Javi..."In addition, our Martin Rowe would have written a song, not a book introduction :-)"

Of course....silly me......

Garcia-Lasheras
User Rank
Author
Re: Book title
Garcia-Lasheras   2/8/2014 7:16:05 PM
NO RATINGS
@David: I'd already realized that one, but I didn't want to ask -- there are things in this strage world that are best to be undiscovered!!


In addition, our Martin Rowe would have written a song, not a book introduction :-)

David Ashton
User Rank
Author
Re: Book title
David Ashton   2/8/2014 6:33:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Max....Javi said " ...but I've found this list of..."

I note no 7 is "Hitler - neither vegetarian nor animal lover" with an intrroduction by Martin Rowe.

That's not OUR Martin Rowe, is it??? :-)

seaEE
User Rank
Author
Re: Book Title
seaEE   2/8/2014 1:06:05 PM
NO RATINGS
How about:

 

Dress for Success, by Slak Auf

The One Principle of Highly Successful Engineers, by Gneau Liszts

Keeping an Orderly Desk, by Della Gates

High Speed Circuit Design, by Hap Hazzard

Low Energy Systems, by Kool M. Counter

Running a Successful Meeting, by Duke Taype

Improve Your Productivity with Coffee, by Perkin N. Wurkin

Encyclopedia of RF Theory, by Hans Wayving

How Graphene Will Revolutionize the 21st Century, by Meri Cal

Why Graphene Will Not Revolutionize the 21st Century, by Skip E. Cal

Page 1 / 3   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
EE Times Senior Technical Editor Martin Rowe will interview EMC engineer Kenneth Wyatt.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...