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Page 23 Meme

Monday 19 April, 2004, 10:52 AM

"Solutions, Projects, and Dependencies | 23" -- Mastering Visual Studio .NET, Ian Griffiths, Jon Flanders, and Chris Sells

There's this meme doing the rounds of various blogs. It tells you to do this:

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

So I grabbed the nearest book, which curiously enough happened to be Mastering Visual Studio .NET. (You'd think I wouldn't need to refer to it... But it contains more information about VS.NET than I keep in my head, so I find it useful despite having written quite a lot of it. I gather I'm not unusual in keeping the books I've written fairly close to hand. .NET Windows Forms in a Nutshell is also to hand. After all, who would want to write a book that they didn't find useful?)

The problem is, Page 23 contains a couple of fairly large pictures. Even if I include the picture captions, there aren't actually 5 sentences on that particular page... There are the two picture captions, the tail end of a sentence from the previous page, and another sentence. That's four. So I had to post the footer as the nearest thing to the fifth sentence...

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