I don’t usually do this sort of post, but it did sound like an interesting idea, at least on the face of it.
From friend and fellow blogger Tinfoiling
The Book Meme:
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open it to page 161.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of this sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
- Don’t search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.
My results? From the closest book to my desk, “About Face” The Essentials of User Interface Design by Alan Cooper (The “Father of Visual Basic”):
If you recognize that in many cases the user will not even be conciously (or unconciously) aware of the existence of the daemonic program, it becomes obvious that reports about status of that program can be quite dislocating if not presented in an appropriate context.
Well, that wasn’t terribly enlightening. But then again, randomness is only randomly illuminating. I guess it shows what type of books are typically near my computer, and what a typical sentence inside one of them is.
Maybe I need more poetry books within reach.