August 6th, 2006

This is too good to miss

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

Platform For Change by Stafford Beer (honestly)
See also

I quote - formatting preserved from the book, which has sections written in blank verse and is printed on multiple colours of paper depending on theme (which you would expect could only happen with a bizarre vanity published book, but no, it was published by Wiley).
Page 123 is a deep yellow.

none of this is said
in disparagement of analysis.
But the tool of synthesis is needed too.

They may look
like mutually exclusive opponents.