Cookbook 2nd ed Credits

Alex Martelli aleaxit at
Thu Jan 6 07:45:09 EST 2005

Steve Holden <steve at> wrote:
> >  1: 25 u'Luther Blissett'
> >  2: 21 u'Alex Martelli'
> And I *still* think we deserve to be told the Luther Blissett story ...
> conspiratorial-ly y'rs  - steve

Martin Elster's post back in Aug '02 already had just about all of the
necessary info...:

I had just been reading about Luther Blissett, and this name is a sort
of umbrella name that is available for anyone that is interested, and
that has been used in different "underground" projects and pranks,
especially in Italy.

Add other well-known facts, such as the fact that Bologna is or was a
hotbed of situationist pranks, Umberto Eco is a professor at Bologna
University, Umberto Eco's best-known historical novels from "The Name of
the Rose" onwards may be interestingly compared with Luther Blissett's
"Q", and so forth, and I'm sure you can design a perfectly adequate
conspiracy theory.


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