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The tool on the cover of Knoppix Hacks is a pocket knife . Since prehistoric times, knives have been used for hunting, eating , and defense. Frontiersmen, explorers, travelers, and soldiers all found ways of making their knives portable. Some knives were placed in sheaths and attached to belts, or they were slipped into stockings. Knives that were designed to fold into the handle were carried in pockets.
These folding, or pocket, knives were first made in the first century by the Romans for use in exploration and conquest . By the sixteenth century, they had gained popularity in America, because unlike sheathed knives (which were suspicious-looking), pocket knives were easily and safely placed in pockets, invisible to the eyes of potential enemies.
Sarah Sherman was the production editor and the copyeditor for Knoppix Hacks , and Matt Hutchinson was the proofreader. Sanders Kleinfeld, Claire Cloutier, and Emily Quill provided quality control. John Bickelhaupt wrote the index.
Hanna Dyer designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is an original photograph. Clay Fernald produced the cover layout with QuarkXPress 4.1 using Adobe's Helvetica Neue and ITC Garamond fonts. David Futato designed and produced the CD label using Adobe InDesign CS.
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted by Julie Hawks to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Helvetica Neue Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano and Jessamyn Read using Macromedia FreeHand 9 and Adobe Photoshop 6. This colophon was written by Sarah Sherman.
The online edition of this book was created by the Safari production group (John Chodacki, Ellie Cutler, and Ken Douglass) using a set of Frame-to-XML conversion and cleanup tools written and maintained by Erik Ray, Benn Salter, John Chodacki, Ellie Cutler, and Jeff Liggett.
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