OT: excellent book on information theory
grante at visi.com
Wed Jan 18 16:13:43 CET 2006
On 2006-01-18, Paul Rubin <> wrote:
> Terry Hancock <hancock at anansispaceworks.com> writes:
>> > > Very interesting. And rather sad that editors think the
>> > > average Amermican reader too dim-witted to figure out
>> > > (in context, even) that a "car park" is a "parking lot"
>> > > and a "dustbin" is a "trash can."
>> > > ...
>> The real reason is that it was an expensively promoted
>> book. Customizing it for an American audience was a way to
>> suck money out of that flow into the pockets of the
>> American publisher. In order to justify that expense, they
>> have to have something to show for their efforts.
> I wouldn't have figured out that a "car park" was a parking lot. I
> might have thought it was a park where you go to look at scenery from
> inside your car. Sort of a cross between a normal park and a drive-in
That's a joke, right?
Grant Edwards grante Yow! Have my two-tone,
at 1958 Nash METRO brought
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