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JJZolx
2008-09-11, 19:01
From the Department of You Can't Make This Stuff Up. When the little ones begin asking where the music comes from, and it looks like it's time for "The Talk".

Maybe it would be a good idea to include a copy with every Squeezebox sold. It's hard enough explaining it to the adults who went out and bought one of these players without realizing how they work. See chapter 7: "Why can't we just use a NAS?"

http://www.amazon.com/Mommy-Why-There-Server-House/dp/160530641X

radish
2008-09-11, 19:04
That is awesome. My wife is a school librarian - I'll have to get her to order a few copies :)

retrospekt
2008-09-11, 19:40
That book was actually created for Microsoft as marketing collateral. They are distributed at conventions and expos. I have a few copies and it's actually pretty funny.

Howard Passman
2008-09-12, 02:17
Had to happen.

Howard

moley6knipe
2008-09-12, 02:58
Brilliant, nicely found.

I like the customer review mentioning similar (probably made-up???) titles...

"Big Bad Bill and the Blue Screen of Death"

!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. :-)

MuckleEck
2008-09-12, 03:48
Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House - Amazon.com price $5.95

Mommy, Why is There a Server in the House - Amazon.co.uk price 12.70 (about $25)

WHY?

simbo
2008-09-12, 04:10
Looks like somebody's posted the pages here...

http://gizmodo.com/342499/microsofts-brainwashing-childrens-book-mommy-where-do-servers-come-from

...and my uncle does not smell like bark.

Kim.T
2008-09-12, 05:17
Or here as pdf : http://www.circuitcity.com/image/product/Mommybook.pdf

MuckleEck
2008-09-12, 05:25
Or here as pdf : http://www.circuitcity.com/image/product/Mommybook.pdf

Thanks for that....propaganda but funny!!

EnochLight
2008-09-12, 06:36
LOL - this is freak'n hilarious. I just bought a copy and plan to change all of the "Windows Home Server" entries with the term "Media Server" instead. My 2 year old with love this!

kolding
2008-09-12, 09:57
I heard there's a new, very controversial version coming out soon.
"Heather has Two Servers"

Eric

iPhone
2008-09-12, 10:12
From the Department of You Can't Make This Stuff Up. When the little ones begin asking where the music comes from, and it looks like it's time for "The Talk".

Maybe it would be a good idea to include a copy with every Squeezebox sold. It's hard enough explaining it to the adults who went out and bought one of these players without realizing how they work. See chapter 7: "Why can't we just use a NAS?"

http://www.amazon.com/Mommy-Why-There-Server-House/dp/160530641X

WOW, quanity wise its a fairly expensive book at 25 cents a page US and a dollar a page for you folks in the UK. I hope the guy that has his mane on the cover is from somebody's imagination. Who wants to be remembered as the guy that wrote this book?!

Goodsounds
2008-09-12, 13:06
WOW, quanity wise its a fairly expensive book at 25 cents a page US and a dollar a page for you folks in the UK.

Is a 40 page book for $5.95 cheaper than a 25 page book for $5.95? To me, they're the same price. Looking at it on a per page basis seems odd.

I think Alasdair's point was the ridiculously different dollar/sterling prices. It's long been the case, and not unusual, for something that sells for $400 in the US to be 400 in the UK. Even with the historically stronger dollar, and factoring in VAT, equal numeric prices cannot be easily understood. A higher sterling price is beyond understanding. But so it is.

tyler_durden
2008-09-12, 14:23
The follow up book is titled
"Mommy, Where Did The 120,000 CDs On The Server Come From?"

TD

iPhone
2008-09-12, 21:30
Is a 40 page book for $5.95 cheaper than a 25 page book for $5.95? To me, they're the same price. Looking at it on a per page basis seems odd.



WHAT? I never said that a $5.95 book is more expensive then a $5.95 book. I said on a price per page that it is an expensive book. Especially considering I can by a 300 page novel that has some real value to me for $5.95. At only 25 pages for a book that holds no value to me whatsoever, yes that's one expensive book (per page)!