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Page 23

Updated on November 14, 2023
By Pete Freitag

Nathan told me 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.

"When cotton gets wet, it acts like a towel, getting wetter and wetter and drawing out precious body heat and energy."

From Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Vermont and New York by David Goodman. Great book BTW, they have books for other areas as well but aren't towels usually made of cotton anyways?

The nearest technical book was in fact my own - The ColdFusion MX Developers Cookbook (yes I actually use my own book, its especially useful for me because I know where everything is in it!). Here's Page 23 sentence 5 from it:

Lists, such as this list of fruit, are wonderful data structures in ColdFusion.

Uh, I didn't write that chapter, I think Chris did.

Besides this thing being a sort of chain letter, I thought I would post anyways because it is interesting to see what books people have on their desk. Someone once said that the sign of a good book is one that you will find on your desk, not in the bookshelf (and also with curled pages, and coffee stains).

Page 23 was first published on April 16, 2004.

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Sadly, I have no such Backcountry Skiing books to tempt me from my cube. What I do have, however, is ...
by Steven Erat on 04/16/2004 at 7:26:05 PM UTC