Saturday, November 22, 2008

turn to p. 56

Following on Gowder's experiment to “grab the closest book, turn to page 56, and quote the fifth sentence”, except that I am surrounded by books and half of my reading is in PDF:

Left: "Marty's car was not there; the road was bare except for the dwindling backs of the other visitors, passing under a streetlamp now as they made their way down to the bus stop near the Administration building." Richard Yates, The Collected Stories.

Right: "Thus, the aesthetic disposition is one dimension of a distant, self-assured relation to the world and to others which presupposes objective assurance and distance." Pierre Bourdieu, Distinctions.

PDF: shockingly, now that I read law review articles less and less, none are reaching 56 pages.