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I am not pandering. I’m only doing what Jon told me to do:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 23.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.

“But outside these fault-tolerant environments, the symptoms of disease and decay have already started to appear.”

I am amazed that the fifth sentence on page 23 of the nearest book was the only one on the page to not contain the word “site” or “browser.” And I thought any line from this particular book would be a dead give away.

Since there’s nothing in the rules requiring me to post the name of the book, I’ll let you tell me what it is.

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Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
April 15th, 2004 at 3:39 pm
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001

i smell a wumpus. oh wait, no - it’s zeldman!

Author
andrew
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 11:54 am
002

Really, I’m not pandering. I’m at work and DWWS just happens to be on my desk. I even don’t remember how it got there. I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t usually have to take it out of my bag. It must have climbed out…

Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 12:02 pm
003

My quote would have been from DWWS but I reached into my bag here at work and found I must’ve left it at home.

Author
Todd
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 12:07 pm
004

Kevin and I did this for a short spell a few months ago, except it was the 39th page and the 8th sentence or something, and we would illustrate whatever happened to be there. We were using old pulp novels so it worked out well, until I realized that my drawings look like utter shit when placed next to his.

Author
Jason Santa Maria
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 12:16 pm
005

And we only had one book. So it pretty much died after “War with the Evil Power Master”

Author
Bearskinrug
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 12:31 pm
006

Shaun

I aint got no blog, but here is what I got after reaching for…

“Furthermore, the development of the migratory movement gives an enormous impetus to the disintegration of the peasantry, and particularly of the agricultural peasantry.”

… Lenin, not Zelman ;).

Author
Malarkey
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 2:21 pm
007

In a book on **scuba diving ** I find this sentence :

“La troisième colonne, intitulée T, indique la durée de la plongée, c’est à dire le temps entre l’instant où vous vous êtes immergé et celui où vous avez amorcé votre remontée vers la surface à la vitesse de 15 mètres par minute.”

Author
Didier
Posted
Apr 16th, 2004 8:04 am
008

Jenom když současně určíme šířku i oba vodorovné okraje, prvek může zabírat menší prostor, než má k dispozici.

Do you understand? :-)

Author
Jiri Bures
Posted
Apr 23rd, 2004 8:54 am
009

“Figure 2-2D and Figure 2-4 show a single terminal window with a shell prompt ($).”

  • Learning the UNIX operating system (O’Reilly)
Author
Alex H.
Posted
Apr 24th, 2004 10:00 am