Teaching Machines is on several "best of" lists -- you know the kind that are frequently published at year's end. These include Librarian Shipwreck's favorite books of the year. (This means a ton as I have mad admiration for their work.) And John Warner has again plugged the book in his IHE column. (I owe you a drink, John.) Unfortunately, Teaching Machines was not on Bill Gates' list of books he loved. But then again, who would have expected him to actually read and learn about the field in which he philanthropizes?!