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cinderella book

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"Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation", by John Hopcroft and Jeffrey Ullman, (Addison-Wesley, 1979). So called because the cover depicts a girl (putatively Cinderella) sitting in front of a Rube Goldberg device and holding a rope coming out of it. On the back cover, the device is in shambles after she has (inevitably) pulled on the rope.
See also book titles.
[Jargon File]
(1996-12-03)

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  • Once let them get loose from a cinderella book, and their business system is always defective.

    A Melody in Silver Keene Abbott
  • I find her bending over the cinderella book, liking it, and liking the children's little gardens.

    Contrary Mary Temple Bailey

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