----- Original Message ----- 
From: Phil Ehrens <pehrens / nospam.ligo.caltech.edu.web-hosting.com>
Newsgroups: comp.lang.ruby
To: ruby-talk ML <ruby-talk / ruby-lang.org>; <undisclosed-recipients: ;>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 5:11 PM
Subject: [ruby-talk:20894] Re: OReilly Ruby book has snail on cover


> My favorite was the Windows Registry book with the dog
> walking on it's hind legs.

I like the Windows Annoyances book, with the world's ugliest toad
on the cover.
 
> Samuel Johnson actually predicted the appearance of M$
> in court:
> 
>     There can be no reason for mentioning the common exploits of
>     breaking windows and bruising the watch; unless it be to tell
>     you of the device of producing before the justice broken
>     lanterns, which have been paid for an hundred times...

For that matter, the Bible predicts the Blue Screen -- sorry
don't have ref, it's somewhere in Jeremiah: "Death has come
to our windows."

Hal