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From a friend:

Started by Jerry Avins September 1, 2008
came across this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1584881828/102-1824486-2888928

There's an annoying practice for engineering books where editors will 
pick an arbitrary graph from the book, and use it for cover art. In most 
cases, it can look good, and is the rough equivalent of flashy cover art 
for SF titles...

Unfortunately, one of my radar systems books has a 2-d ambiguity plot on 
the cover. When I look at it, I see an ambiguity plot-- or at least I 
did, until shortly after I purchased it, when my wife looked at it, and 
wondered why there was a line drawing of a hygiene product on the cover.

Jerry
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On Mon, 01 Sep 2008 16:59:44 -0400, Jerry Avins <jya@ieee.org> wrote:

>came across this: >http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1584881828/102-1824486-2888928 > >There's an annoying practice for engineering books where editors will >pick an arbitrary graph from the book, and use it for cover art. In most >cases, it can look good, and is the rough equivalent of flashy cover art >for SF titles... > >Unfortunately, one of my radar systems books has a 2-d ambiguity plot on >the cover. When I look at it, I see an ambiguity plot-- or at least I >did, until shortly after I purchased it, when my wife looked at it, and >wondered why there was a line drawing of a hygiene product on the cover.
Well, at least they didn't choose a perhaps more unfortunate color scheme ... ;-) -- Rich Webb Norfolk, VA
On Mon, 01 Sep 2008 16:59:44 -0400, Jerry Avins <jya@ieee.org> wrote:

>came across this: >http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1584881828/102-1824486-2888928 > >There's an annoying practice for engineering books where editors will >pick an arbitrary graph from the book, and use it for cover art. In most >cases, it can look good, and is the rough equivalent of flashy cover art >for SF titles... > >Unfortunately, one of my radar systems books has a 2-d ambiguity plot on >the cover. When I look at it, I see an ambiguity plot-- or at least I >did, until shortly after I purchased it, when my wife looked at it, and >wondered why there was a line drawing of a hygiene product on the cover. > >Jerry
Hi Jerry, I'm a little "dense". I'm tryin' to imagine what a 2-D (not 3-D) ambiguity plot would look like that appears like some sort of hygiene product. Now if we're talkin' about a feminine hygiene product, then I hope you post a JPEG file of that book's cover on the Internet for us to see. :-) Regards, [-Rick-]
On Sep 1, 4:59 pm, Jerry Avins <j...@ieee.org> wrote:
> ... When I look at it, I see an ambiguity plot-- or at least I > did, until shortly after I purchased it, when my wife looked at it, and > wondered why there was a line drawing of a hygiene product on the cover.
with "wings"! :-) i guess that makes the book relatively new. r b-j
Rick Lyons wrote:
> On Mon, 01 Sep 2008 16:59:44 -0400, Jerry Avins <jya@ieee.org> wrote: > >> came across this: >> http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1584881828/102-1824486-2888928 >>
> Now if we're talkin' about a feminine hygiene product, > then I hope you post a JPEG file of that book's > cover on the Internet for us to see. :-) > > Regards, > [-Rick-]
Rick, Did you click on the link above ??? Please do and tell us what you see there. donald
On Sep 1, 4:59&#2013266080;pm, Jerry Avins <j...@ieee.org> wrote:
> came across this:http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1584881828/102-1824486-2888928 > > There's an annoying practice for engineering books where editors will > pick an arbitrary graph from the book, and use it for cover art. In most > cases, it can look good, and is the rough equivalent of flashy cover art > for SF titles... > > Unfortunately, one of my radar systems books has a 2-d ambiguity plot on > the cover. When I look at it, I see an ambiguity plot-- or at least I > did, until shortly after I purchased it, when my wife looked at it, and > wondered why there was a line drawing of a hygiene product on the cover. > > Jerry > -- > Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get. > &#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;
Maybe that's the ambiguity part ;-) Of course we tend to see what's familiar to us. Especially when its comes to connecting together the lines. Clay
On 1 Sep, 22:59, Jerry Avins <j...@ieee.org> wrote:

> Unfortunately, one of my radar systems books has a 2-d ambiguity plot on > the cover. When I look at it, I see an ambiguity plot-- or at least I > did, until shortly after I purchased it, when my wife looked at it, and > wondered why there was a line drawing of a hygiene product on the cover.
You have bad luck with your books, don't you? Wasn't it you who drew attention to yourself because you read "Sound Reproduction" in public? Rune
Rune Allnor wrote:
> On 1 Sep, 22:59, Jerry Avins <j...@ieee.org> wrote: > >> Unfortunately, one of my radar systems books has a 2-d ambiguity plot on >> the cover. When I look at it, I see an ambiguity plot-- or at least I >> did, until shortly after I purchased it, when my wife looked at it, and >> wondered why there was a line drawing of a hygiene product on the cover. > > You have bad luck with your books, don't you? Wasn't it you > who drew attention to yourself because you read "Sound > Reproduction" in public?
That was me, but the wing ding thing on the book cover was not. I passed on a note from a friend. See the subject line. Jerry -- Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get. &#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;&#2013266095;
On Tue, 02 Sep 2008 12:55:43 -0400, Jerry Avins <jya@ieee.org> wrote:

>Rune Allnor wrote: >> On 1 Sep, 22:59, Jerry Avins <j...@ieee.org> wrote: >> >>> Unfortunately, one of my radar systems books has a 2-d ambiguity plot on >>> the cover. When I look at it, I see an ambiguity plot-- or at least I >>> did, until shortly after I purchased it, when my wife looked at it, and >>> wondered why there was a line drawing of a hygiene product on the cover. >> >> You have bad luck with your books, don't you? Wasn't it you >> who drew attention to yourself because you read "Sound >> Reproduction" in public? > >That was me, but the wing ding thing on the book cover was not. I passed >on a note from a friend. See the subject line. > >Jerry
I had to scratch my head for a bit there, too, wondering whether you'd gotten married again or whether that was still a quote from the friend... ;) Eric Jacobsen Minister of Algorithms Abineau Communications http://www.ericjacobsen.org Blog: http://www.dsprelated.com/blogs-1/hf/Eric_Jacobsen.php
On Mon, 01 Sep 2008 20:28:33 -0600, donald <donald@notinmyinbox.com>
wrote:

>Rick Lyons wrote: >> On Mon, 01 Sep 2008 16:59:44 -0400, Jerry Avins <jya@ieee.org> wrote: >> >>> came across this: >>> http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/1584881828/102-1824486-2888928 >>> > > >> Now if we're talkin' about a feminine hygiene product, >> then I hope you post a JPEG file of that book's >> cover on the Internet for us to see. :-) >> >> Regards, >> [-Rick-] >Rick, > >Did you click on the link above ??? > >Please do and tell us what you see there. > >donald
Hi Donald, Oh shoot. No I hadn't clicked on the link. But now that I did click on the link, that cover image looks like a hot dog bun to me. See Ya', [-Rick-]