[Oberon] Fwd: Campaign for Project Oberon

jan verhoeven jan at verhoeven272.nl
Tue Jan 10 19:23:23 CET 2006

OK, lad(ie)s

Here's our chance to vote for our favorite compiler/OS.

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Subject: Campaign for Project Oberon
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 01:12:47 +0100
From: Juerg Gutknecht 

Dear All

I just learnt that Wirth's and my book "Project Oberon" has been included
 in ACM's collection of "classical" CS books. We have now been given the
 opportunity of "campaigning" for this book, see below.

So in case you know the book or know someone who knows the book etc. I
 would very much appreciate letting them know the opportunity of writing a

:-) comment on it. But please hurry. Commenting will be closed on Jan 13.

In any case, you might take the opportunity and download it in pdf from the
Oberon home page http://www.oberon.ethz.ch/books.html

With my best thanks in advance and with my best wishes for 2006,
--Jurg Gutknecht


Dear J. Gutknecht,

Thank you for your suggestions of candidates for our classic computer
science books list. We've been overwhelmed by the response and strong
opinions!  We have decided to rename this program "ACM Members' Favorite
Books" since it's a better match to our process.

Now I'd like to give you the opportunity to "campaign" for your favorite
book(s). We have set up a wiki for each book where you can view the
 comments submitted thus far and add your own. Specifically, we'd like to
 know what your experience of the book was, how it changed your life, what
 insights it contributed to your work.  Using the wikis, you'll be able to
 share these details with other ACM members. If you've not used a wiki
 before, one of their charms is that a community can work towards agreement
 on topics via many contributors and editors.

The campaign period will begin on January 4, 2006 and end on January 13,
2006, after which I will be sending out another email inviting you to vote.
You'll be able to vote for one book, 20 books, or any number in between.

Again, the goal of this project is to identify ACM's 20 favorite computer
science books and to make the full text of each title available online to

Besides having an advocate, the book must be out of print to qualify.
(Please know a book is still in print if its fourth edition is selling
despite the first edition being no longer available. About 25% of the 600
nominations are still in print, so if you don't see your favorite, take a
look at the In Print list before sending a complaint.)

Please take this opportunity to enrich your fellow ACM members' knowledge
 of the great computer science books, by going to the CS Books Web site:
 http://pd.acm.org/books/classics/camp.cfm and share your experiences.

Thank you!

Dave Patterson, ACM President

Met vriendelijke groeten

Jan Verhoeven

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