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Mapraputa Is
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My candidate:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1861001576.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
I wouldn't blame M$ for obvious reasons :roll: but what Wrox was thinking about?
[ August 09, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]

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Mapraputa Is
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Here is another suggesting cover:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0201615940.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
And this one was made after our critique of Wrox's policy to put pictures of "ugly guys" on the cover, I am sure:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0201704765.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
[ August 11, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
I am sure:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0201704765.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
There's something to be said for a book on Visual Basic with a cover where you you see faces with no eyes!


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Thomas Paul
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How about this one:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1930110359.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
What does a woman with a fat butt have to do with Java 3-D?
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I think, it means that a woman with a fat butt is a manifestation of the virtue of 3-Dness, as opposed to the virtue of 2-Dness that is manifested by dystrophical top-models.
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I gotta say, the books are great but...the DevelopMentor books all have the worst covers ever.
[ August 12, 2002: Message edited by: Robert Paris ]
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the DevelopMentor books all have the worst covers ever.
Why, this one is pretty cool, I think:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/020170238X.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

And this one is just mean:
"Programmimg Windows Security"
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0201604426.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
- "To crack Windows Security is as easy as open a can"
"Advanced Visual Basic 6":
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0201707128.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
- "VB is your bread and butter"
Developing Applications with Visual Studio .NET
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0201708523.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
- "you better use Java for any serious application!"
(You can see them all at DevelopMentor site)
[ August 11, 2002: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
Shura Balaganov
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Don't judge a book by its cover...Oh, what am I saying?
No, seriously, anyone ever looked inside these?
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Thomas Paul
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Why is it that every book that has "visual" in its title has faces with no eyes on its cover? Is this a comment about the quality of MS products?
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Here is another Wrox's attemp to recover from our critique of its policy to put pictures of "white ugly guys" on the cover.
Shura Balaganov
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You mean that dark anonimous silhouette? It's not that faceless:
1. We know it's a guy
2. *It* most likely wears white shirt and tie
3. *It* writes about boring colorless business cases, and *it* likes it!
4. *It* makes good money doing it
5. You can as well relate to *it* as "another soldier on M$ distributed app front"... hey, with what I do know, you can relate me to it as well...
Shura
Robert Paris
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OK, I'll admit this one's funny, but only because it's making fun of Windows:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/020170238X.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
 
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