February 23, 2005
PCL Blurbs


Peter Siebel got a pretty nice blurb from Peter Norvig for Practical Common Lisp:

This book shows the power of Lisp not only in the areas that it has traditionally been noted for—such as developing a complete unit test framework in only 26 lines of code but also in new areas such as parsing binary MP3 files, building a Web application for browsing a collection of songs, and streaming audio over the Web. Many readers will be surprised that Lisp allows you to do all this with conciseness similar to scripting languages such as Python, efficiency similar to C++, and unparalleled flexibility in designing your own language extensions.

Zach Beane's blurb isn't bad either.

Blurb blurb blurb!

Posted by jjwiseman at February 23, 2005 11:10 PM

Take a look at the picture of Peter Norvig at the Web 2.0 conference - http://web20.weblogsinc.com/entry/4970877118819522/ . Seems so different from the one in the book cover. Maybe Apress requires blurbers ( or is it blurbists ?) to shave their heads ?

Posted by: rams on February 24, 2005 09:43 PM

Heh. Yeah, it's not really obvious that the Peter in the photo is Seibel, not Norvig, even though it's Norvig's text immediately underneath it.

Posted by: Zach Beane on February 25, 2005 09:21 AM
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