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I told myself to:

  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.

“For language to evolve, humans needed a viable theory about the minds of other people—otherwise, they’d just be talking to themselves.”

I fell victim to a meme twice. For shame. This sentence is from Steven Johnson’s latest, Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life which I snuck a couple pages from last night while rebuilding my permissions.

You guys got lucky this time, it was sitting on top of the 1400 page tome, Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference. I couldn’t resist looking anyways:

“Even then, the power of dynamic page reflow in IE 4 made many DHTML effects essentially impossible to duplicate in the mostly static body content of Navigator 4 pages.”

Ooh, burn!

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Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
April 15th, 2004 at 6:38 pm
Categories
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Comments
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011 Comments

001

Let me add Dynamic HTML Unleashed from Sams (1998)… :)

Author
Malarkey
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 3:30 pm
002

sob

Author
Netscape 4
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 4:03 pm
003

Here’s what I came up with when I came home:

“Dr. Chase felt the weight of Shiela’s heavy, luscious breasts on the back of his neck; the fitness instructor cooed: ‘The Admiral has been at sea for SOOO long… I could sure use someone to fill MY cavities.”

Wow - why did I ever put this book down!?

Author
bearskinrug
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 5:47 pm
004

What kind of trash are you reading that waits until the fifth sentence on the twenty-third page to get to the good part? That’s why you put it down.

Author
Shaun Inman
Posted
Apr 15th, 2004 5:57 pm
005

Well…the first 22 pages were about Netscape 4.

Author
bearskinrug
Posted
Apr 16th, 2004 2:53 am
006

“From the dog’s point of view, all he’s saying is ‘blah blah GINGER blah blah blah blah GINGER blah blah blah.’”

  • Steve Krug, Don’t Make me Think.
Author
Laurie
Posted
Apr 16th, 2004 10:26 am
007

Oh, sorry - put it in MY journal. Scratch that, then.

Author
Laurie
Posted
Apr 16th, 2004 12:51 pm
008

“So there was a madness about wide-open beavers.”

— Breakfast of Champions / Kurt Vonnegut

Author
Christoph
Posted
Apr 17th, 2004 12:54 pm
009

“Sarah lived one hundred and twenty-seven years; these were the years of the life of Sarah.”

I grabbed a New King James Bible from my bookshelf, and the 5th sentence on the 23rd page happened to be the first verse in Genesis 23.

Author
Scottie
Posted
Apr 19th, 2004 9:58 am
010

“From splendour he fell through arrogance to contempt for all things save himself, a spirit wasteful and pitiless.”

The Silmarillion by J.R.R Tolkien

(refers to Melkor)

Author
John
Posted
Apr 20th, 2004 12:26 pm
011

“You think the world’s going to end?” — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (from my “The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide” omnibus edition)

Author
[nex]
Posted
Jul 13th, 2004 9:19 am