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New book: The Complete April Fools' RFCs

The Complete April Fools' RFCs book coverWhen I was little I used to memorize jokes from books and repeat them over and over... badly. My family that suffered through this must be very surprised that I have published a humor book.

Over the last 30 years there have been many April Fools' pranks RFCs published by the IETF... the organization that sets the standards for how the Internet works. Computer historian Peter H. Salus and I collected them all, adding some commentary, and have published them. You can see our web site at:

You can order the book on Amazon and Barnes+Noble.

You know the old saying, "If you have to explain a joke, it isn't funny?" Well then this is the least funny book in the world. Nearly everyone one of these pranks requires an understanding of either the Internet Protocols, or the politics behind the decisions that go into making the Internet protocols. Heck, we spend about a page of commentary just explaining what an "RFC" is.

The web site gives away most of the material. The value of owning the book is that it collects them all in one place and makes an excellent novelty to put on your coffee table. That's right, it's a coffee-table book.

(Press release and other info is here.)

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