On Thursday, April 26, 2001, at 07:23 PM, Niklas Nordebo wrote: > Gets a 9, apparently. > > http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/04/26/1229238&mode=thread I like the following comment (I know you've seen it, Niklas): =for amusement Boycott This Book!!! (Score:2, Troll) by none2222 on Thursday April 26, @12:10PM EST (#22) (User #161746 Info) Have you stopped to consider the consequences of the information contained in books like this? This type of effort should not be supported by the Free Software community. Books like this give corporations the tools they need to destroy our privacy and strip us of our rights. How do you think Double Click puts the information about you it sells into useable form? With techniques it learns from this type of book. Same goes for the corporate websites you visit, your supermarket, etc. Information wants to be free, but not the information in this book. Data mining and Data munging techniques should never have left the hallowed halls of academe. Once they enter the public domain, they are immediately exploited by greedy corporations. The author should have thought about that before writing a book like this. If you buy or support books like this, you have lost any right to complain about your privacy being violated. If you are serious about privacy, boycott this book! =cut Marcel -- We are Perl. Your table will be assimilated. Your waiter will adapt to service us. Surrender your beer. Resistance is futile. -- London.pm strategy aka "embrace and extend" aka "mark and sweep"