I'm a newcomer to Unix and Linux, and I've been trying to get up to speed on everything. One of the guides I've used is the "Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook"
It's a pretty great book, and I'm enjoying reading through it, but I'm really confused by all the things that are on the cover. While this may not be a typical question for Unix & Linux Stack Exchange, I don't think it is necessarily a bad question so I'm going to go out on a limb and ask:
What do all the crazy things on the cover of this book represent?
Attached is an image of the book and a reference key. Thanks for the history lesson.
- Flag (Finland's for Linus Torvalds?)
- Bird / Cake
- Guy in a lab coat with a baseball bat
- Cowboy and two cats
- Old dude on another boat sailing away and apparently flipping off this boat
- Two guys carved in wood with a shield
- Octopus / Monster
- Filing cabinet
- Girl with a book
- Computer using a canon
- Window frame
- Lady, fishing pole, and boot
- Apple Core
- Less and More
- Bar of Soap / Can of Spam
- Heart / Valentine
- Monster with Maracas
ps: What is the significance of the ship?