February 14, 2006

Sometimes algorithms work, sometimes not

A few people have written to tell me that Amazon has, based on their purchase of Holy Tango, written to point out that, as someone who has purchased books by Francis Heaney, they might like to
know that "The Physical Layer of Communications Systems (Artech House
Telecommunications Library)" by Richard A. Thompson will be released soon. Somehow I think this is not the same Richard Thompson who illustrated my book, but, you know, good try, Amazon! And to all my readers who purchased my book via Amazon: I hope you enjoy the work of the Richard Thompson who was formerly a member of Fairport Convention, because I expect you'll be kept up to date on all his new CD releases for quite some time.

Posted by Francis at 08:50 PM

Has Amazon EVER made a recommendation that actually made sense?! Even Jon Stewart ragged on them for this last week.

Posted by: Toonhead! at February 15, 2006 11:13 AM

Well, they did just send me an e-mail to tell me that Season 3 of Newsradio will be out by the end of the month, which I was very psyched to hear.

Posted by: Francis at February 15, 2006 11:22 AM

I've seen the preprints of "The Physical Layer of Communications Systems", and I must say, those six-things-style illustrations really add pique! Nice work, Francis!

Posted by: Rick at February 15, 2006 06:05 PM

I don't know if it's related, but I actually bought both books on Amazon.

Posted by: Jeff at February 21, 2006 06:02 PM

Well, now I just don't know what to think.

Posted by: Francis at February 21, 2006 06:04 PM
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