Friday, 27 March 2009

Diagram Prize Winner

The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-miligram Containers of Fromage Frais has been crowned the winner of the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. The Bookseller magazine which runs the prize say that the book is a worthy winner, beating off competition from Baboon Metaphysics, Curbside Consultation of the Colon and The Large Sieve and its Applications to take the prize. The author is Professor Philip M. Parker, a professor of management science, who has written more than 200,000 books to date. Parker achieves his prolific authorship thanks to his invention - and patenting - of a machine which writes books, creating them from internet and database searches in order to eliminate or substantially reduce "the costs associated with human labour, such as authors, editors, graphic artists, data analysts, translators, distributors and marketing personnel".

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