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Swiss Army Knives
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Swiss Army Knives is the comprehensive guide for Swiss Army Knives no collector should live without. This fascinating, colorfully illustrated book is a celebration of one of the great icons of Swiss culture. Swiss Army Knives catalogs each gadget, beginning with the simple Soldier's knife, later developed into the Student Knife, the Cadet Knife, and Farmer's Knife. Each model is accompanied with a narrative. For example, the Soldier's knife was heavy, which led developers to create the lighter Officer's knife, with an added second blade and a corkscrew. The book includes hundreds of illustrated examples of Swiss Army Knives and anecdotes from military personnel and other owners and a comprehensive model identification system , for the dedicated collectors. This fascinating, colorfully illustrated celebration of one of the great icons of Swiss culture -in France it's the Couteau Swiss, in Germany the Schweizer Messer, and to the English-speaking world it's the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife-used by military programs the world over and given away as gifts to guests by the White House (Lyndon Johnson did it first). Switzerland is not a country we associate with war. Nor is it a major steel-producing country. Yet the Swiss Army Knife , originally produced by a Swiss master cutler for the Swiss armed forces, is now recognized throughout the world. Like the Rolls-Royce or the Zippo lighter, it has become part of mythology, an icon that represents a standard of quality and versatility which has carried through from the nineteenth into the twenty-first century. The basic design of the knife has changed little since Karl Elsener patented the first Swiss Officer's Knife in 1897 , but the context within which the knives are now used would have astonished him. Elsener's knives have been used at the top of Mount Everest and on coral reefs; astronauts carry them in the Space Shuttle; and they have saved lives on the ocean, in the air and in the desert. Charles Elsener, the fourth son of a hat-maker, decided not to enter the family business but to become a cutler. After serving his apprenticeship in south Germany, he opened his own business near Schwyz in Switzerland. Soon after, in 1891, he formed the Swiss Cutlery Guild with the main aim of producing soldiers' knives for the Swiss Army, which had to date been bought from German sources. By the end of the year, the first batch had been delivered and Elsener's plan proved a success- the first knife, known by name rather than type number-the Soldier's knife-had a blade, awl, can opener, and screwdriver . Then the development started: as well as the simple Soldier's knife he quickly developed the Student Knife, the Cadet Knife and Farmer's Knife. Because the Soldier's knife was heavy, Elsener developed the lighter Officer's knife, with an added second blade and a corkscrew. On 26 April 2005 Victorinox acquired Wenger, its historic rival and the other official supplier of the Swiss Army knife. It also started expanding its product range to include fragrances, travel gear, and watches. Victorinox has since licensed the Swiss Army brand and shield logo to companies producing watches, writing tools, luggage and clothing. Victorinox produces some 34,000 Swiss Army knives, 38,000 multi-tools, and 30,000 household, kitchen, and knives per workday. Approximately 90 percent of its production is exported to more than 100 countries. With a wide reach and diverse product development, it's no wonder their knives are so popular.

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The MMIX Supplement
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The MMIX Supplement: Supplement to The Art of Computer ProgrammingVolumes 1, 2, 3 by Donald E. Knuth “I encourage serious programmers everywhere to sharpen their skills by devouring this book.” –Donald E. Knuth In the first edition of Volume 1 of The Art of Computer Programming, Donald E. Knuth introduced the MIX computer and its machine language: a teaching tool that powerfully illuminated the inner workings of the algorithms he documents. Later, with the publication of his Fascicle 1, Knuth introduced MMIX: a modern, 64-bit RISC replacement to the now-obsolete MIX. Now, with Knuth’s guidance and approval, Martin Ruckert has rewritten all MIX example programs from Knuth’s Volumes 1-3 for MMIX, thus completing this MMIX update to the original classic. Building on contributions from the international MMIXmasters volunteer group, Ruckert fully addresses MMIX basic concepts, information structures, random numbers, arithmetic, sorting, and searching. In the preparation of this supplement, about 15,000 lines of MMIX code were written and checked for correctness; over a thousand test cases were written and executed to ensure the code is of the highest possible quality. The MMIX Supplement should be read side by side with The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3, and Knuth’s Fascicle 1, which introduces the MMIX computer, its design, and its machine language. Throughout, this supplement contains convenient page references to corresponding coverage in the original volumes. To further simplify the transition to MMIX, Ruckert stayed as close as possible to the original–preserving programming style, analysis techniques, and even wording, while highlighting differences where appropriate. The resulting text will serve as a bridge to the future, helping readers apply Knuth’s insights in modern environments, until his revised, “ultimate” edition of The Art of Computer Programming is available. From Donald E. Knuth’s Foreword: “I am thrilled to see the present book by Martin Ruckert: It is jam-packed with goodies from which an extraordinary amount can be learned. Martin has not merely transcribed my early programs for MIX and recast them in a modern idiom. He has penetrated to their essence and rendered them anew with elegance and good taste. His carefully checked code represents a significant contribution to the art of pedagogy as well as to the art of programming.” Dr. Martin Ruckert maintains the MMIX home page at mmix.cs.hm.edu . He is professor of mathematics and computer science at Munich University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. Product Description The MMIX Supplement: Supplement to The Art of Computer ProgrammingVolumes 1, 2, 3 by Donald E. Knuth “I encourage serious programmers everywhere to sharpen their skills by devouring this book.” –Donald E. Knuth In the first edition of Volume 1 of The Art of Computer Programming, Donald E. Knuth introduced the MIX computer and its machine language: a teaching tool that powerfully illuminated the inner workings of the algorithms he documents. Later, with the publication of his Fascicle 1, Knuth introduced MMIX: a modern, 64-bit RISC replacement to the now-obsolete MIX. Now, with Knuth’s guidance and approval, Martin Ruckert has rewritten all MIX example programs from Knuth’s Volumes 1-3 for MMIX, thus completing this MMIX update to the original classic. Building on contributions from the international MMIXmasters volunteer group, Ruckert fully addresses MMIX basic concepts, information structures, random numbers, arithmetic, sorting, and searching. In the preparation of this supplement, about 15,000 lines of MMIX code were written and checked for correctness; over a thousand test cases were written and executed to ensure the code is of the highest possible quality. The MMIX Supplement should be read side by side with The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3, and Knuth’s Fascicle 1, which introduces the MMIX computer, its design, and its machine language. Throughout, this supplement contains convenient page references to corresponding coverage in the original volumes. To further simplify the transition to MMIX, Ruckert stayed as close as possible to the original–preserving programming style, analysis techniques, and even wording, while highlighting differences where appropriate. The resulting text will serve as a bridge to the future, helping readers apply Knuth’s insights in modern environments, until his revised, “ultimate” edition of The Art of Computer Programming is available. From Donald E. Knuth’s Foreword: “I am thrilled to see the present book by Martin Ruckert: It is jam-packed with goodies from which an extraordinary amount can be learned. Martin has not merely transcribed my early programs for MIX and recast them in a modern idiom. He has penetrated to their essence and rendered them anew with elegance and good taste. His carefully checked code represents a significant contribution to the art of pedagogy as well as to the art of programming.” Dr. Martin Ruckert maintains the MMIX home page at mmix.cs.hm.edu . He is professor of mathematics and computer science at Munich University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. Foreword iii Preface v Style Guide viii Programming Techniques xii Chapter 1: Basic Concepts 1 1.3.3. Applications to Permutations 1 1.4.4. Input and Output 8 Chapter 2: Information Structures 15 2.1. Introduction 15 2.2.2. Sequential Allocation 17 2.2.3. Linked Allocation 18 2.2.4. Circular Lists 25 2.2.5. Doubly Linked Lists 27 2.2.6. Arrays and Orthogonal Lists 36 2.3.1. Traversing Binary Trees 37 2.3.2. Binary Tree Representation of Trees 39 2.3.3. Other Representations of Trees 43 2.3.5. Lists and Garbage Collection 44 2.5. Dynamic Storage Allocation 45 Chapter 3: Random Numbers 48 3.2.1.1. Choice of modulus 48 3.2.1.3. Potency 49 3.2.2. Other Methods 50 3.4.1. Numerical Distributions 51 3.6. Summary 52 Chapter 4: Arithmetic 53 4.1. Positional Number Systems 53 4.2.1. Single-Precision Calculations 53 4.2.2. Accuracy of Floating Point Arithmetic 58 4.2.3. Double-Precision Calculations 58 4.3.1. The Classical Algorithms 62 4.4. Radix Conversion 68 4.5.2. The Greatest Common Divisor 70 4.5.3. Analysis of Euclid’s Algorithm 71 4.5.4. Factoring into Primes 72 4.6.3. Evaluation of Powers 72 4.6.4. Evaluation of Polynomials 73 Chapter 5: Sorting 74 5.2. Internal Sorting 74 5.2.1. Sorting by Insertion 76 5.2.2. Sorting by Exchanging 81 5.2.3. Sorting by Selection 87 5.2.4. Sorting by Merging 89 5.2.5. Sorting by Distribution 93 5.3.1. Minimum-Comparison Sorting 94 5.5. Summary, History, and Bibliography 95 Chapter 6: Searching 97 6.1. Sequential Searching 97 6.2.1. Searching an Ordered Table 99 6.2.2. Binary Tree Searching 102 6.2.3. Balanced Trees 103 6.3. Digital Searching 106 6.4. Hashing 108 Answers to Exercises 117 1.3.2. The MMIX Assembly Language 117 1.3.3. Applications to Permutations 120 1.4.4. Input and Output 120 2.1. Introduction 122 2.2.2. Sequential Allocation 123 2.2.3. Linked Allocation 124 2.2.4. Circular Lists 128 2.2.5. Doubly Linked Lists 130 2.2.6. Arrays and Orthogonal Lists 132 2.3.1. Traversing Binary Trees 134 2.3.2. Binary Tree Representation of Trees 136 2.3.5. Lists and Garbage Collection 139 2.5. Dynamic Storage Allocation 140 3.2.1.1. Choice of modulus 147 3.2.1.3. Potency 148 3.2.2. Other Methods 148 3.4.1. Numerical Distributions 149 3.6. Summary 150 4.1. Positional Number Systems 150 4.2.1. Single-Precision Calculations 151 4.2.2. Accuracy of Floating Point Arithmetic 152 4.2.3. Double-Precision Calculations 153 4.3.1. The Classical Algorithms 156 4.4. Radix Conversion 158 4.5.2. The Greatest Common Divisor 160 4.5.3. Analysis of Euclid’s Algorithm 160 4.6.3. Evaluation of Powers 161 4.6.4. Evaluation of Polynomials 161 5. Sorting 162 5.2. Internal Sorting 162 5.2.1. Sorting by Insertion 165 5.2.2. Sorting by Exchanging 169 5.2.3. Sorting by Selection 174 5.2.4. Sorting by Merging 175 5.2.5. Sorting by Distribution 179 5.3.1. Minimum-Comparison Sorting 180 5.5. Summary, History, and Bibliography 183 6.1. Sequential Searching 183 6.2.1. Searching an Ordered Table 184 6.2.2. Binary Tree Searching 185 6.2.3. Balanced Trees 185 6.3. Digital Searching 185 6.4. Hashing 186 Acknowledgments 188 Index 189The MMIX Supplement: Supplement to The Art of Computer ProgrammingVolumes 1, 2, 3 by Donald E. Knuth "I encourage serious programmers everywhere to sharpen their skills by devouring this book.” -Donald E. Knuth In the first edition of Volume 1 of The Art of Computer Programming, Donald E. Knuth introduced the MIX computer and its machine language: a teaching tool that powerfully illuminated the inner workings of the algorithms he documents. Later, with the publication of his Fascicle 1, Knuth introduced MMIX: a modern, 64-bit RISC replacement to the now-obsolete MIX. Now, with Knuth's guidance and approval, Martin Ruckert has rewritten all MIX example programs from Knuth's Volumes 1-3 for MMIX, thus completing this MMIX update to the original classic. Building on contributions from the international MMIXmasters volunteer group, Ruckert fully addresses MMIX basic concepts, information structures, random numbers, arithmetic, sorting, and searching. In the preparation of this supplement, about 15,000 lines of MMIX code were written and checked for correctness; over a thousand test cases were written and executed to ensure the code is of the highest possible quality. The MMIX Supplement should be read side by side with The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3, and Knuth's Fascicle 1, which introduces the MMIX computer, its design, and its machine language. Throughout, this supplement contains convenient page references to corresponding coverage in the original volumes. To further simplify the transition to MMIX, Ruckert stayed as close as possible to the original-preserving programming style, analysis techniques, and even wording, while highlighting differences where appropriate. The resulting text will serve as a bridge to the future, helping readers apply Knuth's insights in modern environments, until his revised, "ultimate” edition of The Art of Computer Programming is available. From Donald E. Knuth's Foreword: "I am thrilled to see the present book by Martin Ruckert: It is jam-packed with goodies from which an extraordinary amount can be learned. Martin has not merely transcribed my early programs for MIX and recast them in a modern idiom. He has penetrated to their essence and rendered them anew with elegance and good taste. His carefully checked code represents a significant contribution to the art of pedagogy as well as to the art of programming.” Dr. Martin Ruckert maintains the MMIX home page at . He is professor of mathematics and computer science at Munich University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany.

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The MMIX Supplement
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The MMIX Supplement: Supplement to The Art of Computer ProgrammingVolumes 1, 2, 3 by Donald E. Knuth “I encourage serious programmers everywhere to sharpen their skills by devouring this book.” –Donald E. Knuth In the first edition of Volume 1 of The Art of Computer Programming, Donald E. Knuth introduced the MIX computer and its machine language: a teaching tool that powerfully illuminated the inner workings of the algorithms he documents. Later, with the publication of his Fascicle 1, Knuth introduced MMIX: a modern, 64-bit RISC replacement to the now-obsolete MIX. Now, with Knuth’s guidance and approval, Martin Ruckert has rewritten all MIX example programs from Knuth’s Volumes 1-3 for MMIX, thus completing this MMIX update to the original classic. Building on contributions from the international MMIXmasters volunteer group, Ruckert fully addresses MMIX basic concepts, information structures, random numbers, arithmetic, sorting, and searching. In the preparation of this supplement, about 15,000 lines of MMIX code were written and checked for correctness; over a thousand test cases were written and executed to ensure the code is of the highest possible quality. The MMIX Supplement should be read side by side with The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3, and Knuth’s Fascicle 1, which introduces the MMIX computer, its design, and its machine language. Throughout, this supplement contains convenient page references to corresponding coverage in the original volumes. To further simplify the transition to MMIX, Ruckert stayed as close as possible to the original–preserving programming style, analysis techniques, and even wording, while highlighting differences where appropriate. The resulting text will serve as a bridge to the future, helping readers apply Knuth’s insights in modern environments, until his revised, “ultimate” edition of The Art of Computer Programming is available. From Donald E. Knuth’s Foreword: “I am thrilled to see the present book by Martin Ruckert: It is jam-packed with goodies from which an extraordinary amount can be learned. Martin has not merely transcribed my early programs for MIX and recast them in a modern idiom. He has penetrated to their essence and rendered them anew with elegance and good taste. His carefully checked code represents a significant contribution to the art of pedagogy as well as to the art of programming.” Dr. Martin Ruckert maintains the MMIX home page at mmix.cs.hm.edu . He is professor of mathematics and computer science at Munich University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. Product Description The MMIX Supplement: Supplement to The Art of Computer ProgrammingVolumes 1, 2, 3 by Donald E. Knuth “I encourage serious programmers everywhere to sharpen their skills by devouring this book.” –Donald E. Knuth In the first edition of Volume 1 of The Art of Computer Programming, Donald E. Knuth introduced the MIX computer and its machine language: a teaching tool that powerfully illuminated the inner workings of the algorithms he documents. Later, with the publication of his Fascicle 1, Knuth introduced MMIX: a modern, 64-bit RISC replacement to the now-obsolete MIX. Now, with Knuth’s guidance and approval, Martin Ruckert has rewritten all MIX example programs from Knuth’s Volumes 1-3 for MMIX, thus completing this MMIX update to the original classic. Building on contributions from the international MMIXmasters volunteer group, Ruckert fully addresses MMIX basic concepts, information structures, random numbers, arithmetic, sorting, and searching. In the preparation of this supplement, about 15,000 lines of MMIX code were written and checked for correctness; over a thousand test cases were written and executed to ensure the code is of the highest possible quality. The MMIX Supplement should be read side by side with The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3, and Knuth’s Fascicle 1, which introduces the MMIX computer, its design, and its machine language. Throughout, this supplement contains convenient page references to corresponding coverage in the original volumes. To further simplify the transition to MMIX, Ruckert stayed as close as possible to the original–preserving programming style, analysis techniques, and even wording, while highlighting differences where appropriate. The resulting text will serve as a bridge to the future, helping readers apply Knuth’s insights in modern environments, until his revised, “ultimate” edition of The Art of Computer Programming is available. From Donald E. Knuth’s Foreword: “I am thrilled to see the present book by Martin Ruckert: It is jam-packed with goodies from which an extraordinary amount can be learned. Martin has not merely transcribed my early programs for MIX and recast them in a modern idiom. He has penetrated to their essence and rendered them anew with elegance and good taste. His carefully checked code represents a significant contribution to the art of pedagogy as well as to the art of programming.” Dr. Martin Ruckert maintains the MMIX home page at mmix.cs.hm.edu . He is professor of mathematics and computer science at Munich University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. Foreword iii Preface v Style Guide viii Programming Techniques xii Chapter 1: Basic Concepts 1 1.3.3. Applications to Permutations 1 1.4.4. Input and Output 8 Chapter 2: Information Structures 15 2.1. Introduction 15 2.2.2. Sequential Allocation 17 2.2.3. Linked Allocation 18 2.2.4. Circular Lists 25 2.2.5. Doubly Linked Lists 27 2.2.6. Arrays and Orthogonal Lists 36 2.3.1. Traversing Binary Trees 37 2.3.2. Binary Tree Representation of Trees 39 2.3.3. Other Representations of Trees 43 2.3.5. Lists and Garbage Collection 44 2.5. Dynamic Storage Allocation 45 Chapter 3: Random Numbers 48 3.2.1.1. Choice of modulus 48 3.2.1.3. Potency 49 3.2.2. Other Methods 50 3.4.1. Numerical Distributions 51 3.6. Summary 52 Chapter 4: Arithmetic 53 4.1. Positional Number Systems 53 4.2.1. Single-Precision Calculations 53 4.2.2. Accuracy of Floating Point Arithmetic 58 4.2.3. Double-Precision Calculations 58 4.3.1. The Classical Algorithms 62 4.4. Radix Conversion 68 4.5.2. The Greatest Common Divisor 70 4.5.3. Analysis of Euclid’s Algorithm 71 4.5.4. Factoring into Primes 72 4.6.3. Evaluation of Powers 72 4.6.4. Evaluation of Polynomials 73 Chapter 5: Sorting 74 5.2. Internal Sorting 74 5.2.1. Sorting by Insertion 76 5.2.2. Sorting by Exchanging 81 5.2.3. Sorting by Selection 87 5.2.4. Sorting by Merging 89 5.2.5. Sorting by Distribution 93 5.3.1. Minimum-Comparison Sorting 94 5.5. Summary, History, and Bibliography 95 Chapter 6: Searching 97 6.1. Sequential Searching 97 6.2.1. Searching an Ordered Table 99 6.2.2. Binary Tree Searching 102 6.2.3. Balanced Trees 103 6.3. Digital Searching 106 6.4. Hashing 108 Answers to Exercises 117 1.3.2. The MMIX Assembly Language 117 1.3.3. Applications to Permutations 120 1.4.4. Input and Output 120 2.1. Introduction 122 2.2.2. Sequential Allocation 123 2.2.3. Linked Allocation 124 2.2.4. Circular Lists 128 2.2.5. Doubly Linked Lists 130 2.2.6. Arrays and Orthogonal Lists 132 2.3.1. Traversing Binary Trees 134 2.3.2. Binary Tree Representation of Trees 136 2.3.5. Lists and Garbage Collection 139 2.5. Dynamic Storage Allocation 140 3.2.1.1. Choice of modulus 147 3.2.1.3. Potency 148 3.2.2. Other Methods 148 3.4.1. Numerical Distributions 149 3.6. Summary 150 4.1. Positional Number Systems 150 4.2.1. Single-Precision Calculations 151 4.2.2. Accuracy of Floating Point Arithmetic 152 4.2.3. Double-Precision Calculations 153 4.3.1. The Classical Algorithms 156 4.4. Radix Conversion 158 4.5.2. The Greatest Common Divisor 160 4.5.3. Analysis of Euclid’s Algorithm 160 4.6.3. Evaluation of Powers 161 4.6.4. Evaluation of Polynomials 161 5. Sorting 162 5.2. Internal Sorting 162 5.2.1. Sorting by Insertion 165 5.2.2. Sorting by Exchanging 169 5.2.3. Sorting by Selection 174 5.2.4. Sorting by Merging 175 5.2.5. Sorting by Distribution 179 5.3.1. Minimum-Comparison Sorting 180 5.5. Summary, History, and Bibliography 183 6.1. Sequential Searching 183 6.2.1. Searching an Ordered Table 184 6.2.2. Binary Tree Searching 185 6.2.3. Balanced Trees 185 6.3. Digital Searching 185 6.4. Hashing 186 Acknowledgments 188 Index 189The MMIX Supplement: Supplement to The Art of Computer ProgrammingVolumes 1, 2, 3 by Donald E. Knuth "I encourage serious programmers everywhere to sharpen their skills by devouring this book.” -Donald E. Knuth In the first edition of Volume 1 of The Art of Computer Programming, Donald E. Knuth introduced the MIX computer and its machine language: a teaching tool that powerfully illuminated the inner workings of the algorithms he documents. Later, with the publication of his Fascicle 1, Knuth introduced MMIX: a modern, 64-bit RISC replacement to the now-obsolete MIX. Now, with Knuth's guidance and approval, Martin Ruckert has rewritten all MIX example programs from Knuth's Volumes 1-3 for MMIX, thus completing this MMIX update to the original classic. Building on contributions from the international MMIXmasters volunteer group, Ruckert fully addresses MMIX basic concepts, information structures, random numbers, arithmetic, sorting, and searching. In the preparation of this supplement, about 15,000 lines of MMIX code were written and checked for correctness; over a thousand test cases were written and executed to ensure the code is of the highest possible quality. The MMIX Supplement should be read side by side with The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-3, and Knuth's Fascicle 1, which introduces the MMIX computer, its design, and its machine language. Throughout, this supplement contains convenient page references to corresponding coverage in the original volumes. To further simplify the transition to MMIX, Ruckert stayed as close as possible to the original-preserving programming style, analysis techniques, and even wording, while highlighting differences where appropriate. The resulting text will serve as a bridge to the future, helping readers apply Knuth's insights in modern environments, until his revised, "ultimate” edition of The Art of Computer Programming is available. From Donald E. Knuth's Foreword: "I am thrilled to see the present book by Martin Ruckert: It is jam-packed with goodies from which an extraordinary amount can be learned. Martin has not merely transcribed my early programs for MIX and recast them in a modern idiom. He has penetrated to their essence and rendered them anew with elegance and good taste. His carefully checked code represents a significant contribution to the art of pedagogy as well as to the art of programming.” Dr. Martin Ruckert maintains the MMIX home page at . He is professor of mathematics and computer science at Munich University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany.

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Swiss Army Knives
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Swiss Army Knives is the comprehensive guide for Swiss Army Knives no collector should live without. This fascinating, colorfully illustrated book is a celebration of one of the great icons of Swiss culture. Swiss Army Knives catalogs each gadget, beginning with the simple Soldier's knife, later developed into the Student Knife, the Cadet Knife, and Farmer's Knife. Each model is accompanied with a narrative. For example, the Soldier's knife was heavy, which led developers to create the lighter Officer's knife, with an added second blade and a corkscrew. The book includes hundreds of illustrated examples of Swiss Army Knives and anecdotes from military personnel and other owners and a comprehensive model identification system , for the dedicated collectors.This fascinating, colorfully illustrated celebration of one of the great icons of Swiss culture -in France it's the Couteau Swiss, in Germany the Schweizer Messer, and to the English-speaking world it's the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife-used by military programs the world over and given away as gifts to guests by the White House (Lyndon Johnson did it first).Switzerland is not a country we associate with war. Nor is it a major steel-producing country. Yet the Swiss Army Knife , originally produced by a Swiss master cutler for the Swiss armed forces, is now recognized throughout the world. Like the Rolls-Royce or the Zippo lighter, it has become part of mythology, an icon that represents a standard of quality and versatility which has carried through from the nineteenth into the twenty-first century.The basic design of the knife has changed little since Karl Elsener patented the first Swiss Officer's Knife in 1897 , but the context within which the knives are now used would have astonished him. Elsener's knives have been used at the top of Mount Everest and on coral reefs, astronauts carry them in the Space Shuttle, and they have saved lives on the ocean, in the air and in the desert.Charles Elsener, the fourth son of a hat-maker, decided not to enter the family business but to become a cutler. After serving his apprenticeship in south Germany, he opened his own business near Schwyz in Switzerland. Soon after, in 1891, he formed the Swiss Cutlery Guild with the main aim of producing soldiers' knives for the Swiss Army, which had to date been bought from German sources. By the end of the year, the first batch had been delivered and Elsener's plan proved a success- the first knife, known by name rather than type number-the Soldier's knife-had a blade, awl, can opener, and screwdriver . Then the development started: as well as the simple Soldier's knife he quickly developed the Student Knife, the Cadet Knife and Farmer's Knife. Because the Soldier's knife was heavy, Elsener developed the lighter Officer's knife, with an added second blade and a corkscrew.On 26 April 2005 Victorinox acquired Wenger, its historic rival and the other official supplier of the Swiss Army knife. It also started expanding its product range to include fragrances, travel gear, and watches. Victorinox has since licensed the Swiss Army brand and shield logo to companies producing watches, writing tools, luggage and clothing. Victorinox produces some 34,000 Swiss Army knives, 38,000 multi-tools, and 30,000 household, kitchen, and knives per workday. Approximately 90 percent of its production is exported to more than 100 countries. With a wide reach and diverse product development, it's no wonder their knives are so popular.

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Software Product Management
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This book gives a comprehensive overview on Software Product Management (SPM) for beginners as well as best practices, methodology and in-depth discussions for experienced product managers. This includes product strategy, product planning, participation in strategic management activities and orchestration of the functional units of the company. The book is based on the results of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) which is led by a group of SPM experts from industry and research with the goal to foster software product management excellence across industries. This book can be used as textbook for ISPMA-based education and as guide for anybody interested in SPM as one of the most exciting and challenging disciplines in the business of software.Hans-Bernd Kittlaus is the Chairman of ISPMA and owner and managing director of InnoTivum Consulting, Germany. Samuel Fricker is Board Member of ISPMA and Professor at FHNW, Switzerland.

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Software Product Management
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This book gives a comprehensive overview on Software Product Management (SPM) for beginners as well as best practices, methodology and in-depth discussions for experienced product managers. This includes product strategy, product planning, participation in strategic management activities and orchestration of the functional units of the company. The book is based on the results of the International Software Product Management Association (ISPMA) which is led by a group of SPM experts from industry and research with the goal to foster software product management excellence across industries. This book can be used as textbook for ISPMA-based education and as guide for anybody interested in SPM as one of the most exciting and challenging disciplines in the business of software.Hans-Bernd Kittlaus is the Chairman of ISPMA and owner and managing director of InnoTivum Consulting, Germany. Samuel Fricker is Board Member of ISPMA and Professor at FHNW, Switzerland.

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Analysis of Cultural Differences and their Effe...
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1.7, University of Applied Sciences Essen, course: Analysis of Cultural Differences and their Effects on Marketing Products in the United States of America and Germany with a Focus on Cultural Theories of Hall and Hofstede, language: English, abstract: This thesis aims at analysing cultural differences and their effect on marketingproducts internationally. The United States of America and Germany are used toexemplify this issue. Today's science provides numerous approaches to makingcultural differences visible and tangible. All of these solutions and dimensionsgive companies, and people in general, a guide to becoming aware of and understanddifferences and how to cope with them appropriately.Trompenaars, a famous consultant for intercultural communication, uses the allegoryof a fish and its habitat, water, to explain the characteristics of culture: 'Afish only discovers its need for water when it is no longer in it.'2 Accordingly,culture can be seen as the substance that surrounds a human being and makes himunable to distinguish between different and normal. Therefore, this thesis uses thecultural theories of Edward T. Hall and Geert Hofstede, who both developed approachesto cultural differences by using either a four- or five-dimensions model.These cultural dimensions will be applied to the special circumstances and conditionswhich a marketer has to deal with in the United States and Germany andthus draws connections between those two different fields of science.As already mentioned in section 1.1, cultural differences play an important role intoday's international marketing. It is therefore important to examine if and howcultural differences, according to Hall and Hofstede, affect parts of the marketingmix for companies selling products in the United States as well as in Germany.The following questions can help to identify the necessary steps: What culturaldifferences, in both the United States and in Germany, could have an impact onmarketing the products of companies selling in those countries? What impact docultural differences have on parts of the marketing mix? Which adaptions should marketers make to their marketing mix due to the cultural differences? Is standardisationa successful method in both international markets? The answers shouldhelp the marketer make the right choice between adapting products to local circumstancesor selling and marketing the same product all around the world. Thisthesis will attempt to answer these questions by applying the above-mentionedcultural theories, and will provide suggestions for how companies from the USAor Germany should conceive parts of their marketing mix. It will further provideexamples of culture-related marketing efforts.

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Steckelings, K: Leuchtender Stein
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Lithophanes reveal their true magic when backlit by flickering light. Hung in windows as decoration or molded into lampshades, lamps, or veilleuses (food and beverage warmers), these three-dimensional images in translucent porcelain became increasingly popular in the mid-19th century. Their motifs, which included genre scenes, idyllic landscapes, tranquil urban scenes, and copies of paintings, provide an impressive depiction of the home life and milieu of the period’s emerging middle class. KH. W. Steckelings set out to produce a comprehensive guide to the history of lithophanes. His work covers not only porcelain objects but also special forms of lithophanes. A valuable fund of information for collectors and enthusiasts everywhere, Shining Stone explores this unique art form particularly in the context of the historical development of lithophane manufacturers from the 18th to the 20th century, the majority of which were located in Germany and France. The book also provides descriptions of individual pieces, with information on product origin, marks, and backstamps. Using a wealth of illustrations, the author draws interesting comparisons, sheds light on individual phases of development and interrelationships, and corrects the misinformation and errors that have been propagated over the years.

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Practical Guide to International Standardizatio...
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Practical Guide to International Standardization for Electrical Engineering provides a comprehensive guide to the purpose of standards organizations, their relationship to product development and how to use the standardization process for cost-effective new product launch. It covers major standardization organizations in the field of Electrical Engineering offering a general overview of the varying structures of national standardization organizations, their goals and targets. Key questions for standardization are answered giving the reader guidance on how to use national and international standards in the electrical business. When shall the company start to enter standardization? How to evaluate the standardization in relationship to the market success? What are the interactions of innovations and market access? What is the cost of standardization? What are the gains for our experts in standardization? Key features: * Provides guidance on how to use national and international standards in the electrical business. * Global active standardization bodies featured include IEEE, IEC and CIGRE as well as regional organizations like CENELEC for Europe, SAC for China, DKE for Germany, and ANSI for USA. * Case studies demonstrate how standardization affects the business and how it may block or open markets. * Explains the multiple connections and influences between the different standardization organizations on international, regional or national levels and regulatory impact to the standardization processes. * Two detailed focused case studies, one on Smart Grid and one on Electro-Mobility, show the influence and the work of international standardization. The case studies explain how innovative technical developments are promoted by standards and what are the roles of standardization organizations are. A valuable reference for electrical engineers, designers, developers, test engineers, sales engineers, marketing engineers and users of electrical equipment as well as authorities and business planners to use and work with standards.

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