Burn some books (please)...

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Thu Aug 28 20:14:48 CEST 2003

"David Mertz, Ph.D." wrote:
> Alex Martelli <aleax at aleax.it> wrote previously:
> |>>Very long ago, some books where burnt in public,
> |Very long as in, Winter 2001/2002, for example?
> |...as long of course as the books you burn belong to you, that's a form of
> |political speech which is just as acceptable as burning a flag.
> I just want to point out to the readership that many copies of _Text
> Processing in Python_ are available at your local bookstore for public
> burning.  There's heresy in that book!  (apparently I trend a bit to far
> in an FP direction :-)).
> I think I can speak for Alex in pointing out that _Python in a Nutshell_
> also makes for excellent kindling.

As a start, since I'm actually in need of my copies of both the 
aforementioned tomes, I've printed out several copies of your
newsgroup posting (above), and some of Alex's, and have built
a small campfire in the pair-programming room to warm the 
programmers as they code.  Thank you.


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