Book Meme

Remix is an essential act of RW creativity“. – Remix: Making Art And Commerce Thrive In The Hybrid Economy, Lawrence Lessig.

From Ben, the latest 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.

In the interests of meme-ability, I would like to ask the following to do this:

  • elmarco

    Funny! no blog, so I’ll use yours:

    “In the past, Microsoft has underestimated the need for such mixing, failing to anticipate, for example, the pressing need that many developers would have for calling a real-mode code from their protected-code.” (Undocumented Windows, A. Schulman, D. Maxley, M. Pietrek 1992)

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  • http://matthewhelmke.net/wordpress/2008/11/11/book-meme/ Matthew Helmke (dot) Net » Blog Archive » Book meme

    [...] Okay, Jono, I’ll play along. I will say that the first book I picked up was in Arabic, so I put it back down. This was the second book in the pile. [...]

  • Dan

    Here I am at work, writing VB.NET code.

    “The distinction way be confusing at first.” Applications = Code + Markup: A Guide to the Microsoft Wondows Presentation Foundation, Charles Petzold.

    Well, that’s WPF for you ;)

  • Dan

    *Windows

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  • http://jackflapb.wordpress.com Odysseus Flappington

    “He’d found it always paid to think very carefully before answering Twoflower’s more surprising questions.” (The Light Fantastic, Terry Pratchett)

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    [...] Continuing with Jono’s meme: [...]

  • http://bas-r.nl bas

    “In cases like these, your SQL statements won’t need to have a ‘where’ clause, since you don’t need to exclude any rows from consideration.” From O’Reilly’s “Learning SQL”.

  • Nidoo

    “Heat and stir together until smooth and almost boiling.”

    Why did there have to be a cookbook sitting next to me?

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