The book meme

“The past was dead, the future was unimaginable”

From 1984 on [Stanza](http://www.pure-mac.com/iphone/docviewers.html#stanza) on my [iPhone](http://www.apple.com/iphone/) — so the page number is probably a bit [questionable](http://www.zellyn.com/2008/09/on-page-numbers-and-electronic-texts.html).

**The meme**

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open it to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

Meme courtesy of James Tauber, Greg Newman, Justin Lilly, Brian Rosner and Eric Florenzano.

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Python developer, Agile practitioner trying desperately not to be a pointy haired boss.
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3 Responses to The book meme

  1. Erica says:

    “Who would understand the help she required?”

    — “Children of Dune,” Frank Herbert

  2. Christian says:

    “The values of these expressions become the elements of an array.”

    — Javascript Pocket Reference. Sentence line is subjective since it starts with non-sentence lines.

  3. Erica says:

    “So Germany, despite harboring ambitions to dominate Europe and perhaps even the world, deliberately chose not to increase the size of its army to the extent that would be required to realize such expansionist dreams.”
    – “Europe’s Last Summer,” David Fromkin
    (The meme so nice she did it twice. This was just “two” entertaining. A good “dos” of fun.)
    (Also notice that both of these have the word “require” in them. Odd. Not even, like the number two.)
    (I’ll stop now.)

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