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Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects.

The tool on the cover of Firefox Hacks is a flashlight. The flashlight is a portable illumination device that is typically fashioned from a miniature electric lightbulb and a parabolic reflector, which are mounted in a cylindrical casing containing an electric circuit, batteries, and a power switch. Invented in the late nineteenth century, the flashlight received its name because the batteries originally used to power the device had so little juice in them that people commonly switched the object on for just a brief instant at a time, emitting a quick “flash” of light to brighten their surroundings.


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