RE: OT: (almost) Blank Pages

Subject: RE: OT: (almost) Blank Pages
From: "Smith, Martin" <martin -dot- smith -at- encorp -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 12:37:50 -0700

If you enjoyed the self-referential sentences that describe non-blank pages
(such as "This sentence lets you know this page was not a mistake.") then
you would really enjoy the book "Metamagical Themas: Questing for the
Essence of Mind and Pattern" by Douglas R. Hofstadter, ISBN 0-553-34279-7.
The title of the book is based on the column that Hofstadter wrote for
Scientific American from 1981 to 1983. The book contains an entire story
composed of self-referential sentences, as well as gems such as the

If you meet this sentence on the board, erase it.
The reader of this sentence exists only while reading me.
This sentence contains only one nonstandard English flutzpah.

And my personal favorite:
It feels soo good to have your eyes run over my curves and serifs.



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