…quite a few meme posts recently. Forgive me: after a long downtime, I still have my blog training wheels back on, and any writing is better than no writing.
So I was tagged by Isis with this book meme:
- Find the nearest book.
- Name the book & the author.
- Turn to page 123.
- Go to the fifth sentence on the page. Copy out the next three sentences and post to your blog.
- Tag three more folks.
And boy, you’re going to regret asking me this, because I’m at work and the nearest book is … well, it could have been worse:
Book: The Tipping Point (Back Bay Books, 2002)
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
p. 123, 5th sentence and ff.:
“Something that stuck in my mind was when Kermit would hold his finger to the screen and draw an animated letter, you’d see kids holding their fingers up and drawing a letter along with him. Or occasionally, when a Sesame Street character would ask a question, you’d hear kids answer out loud. But Sesame Street just somehow never took that idea and ran with it.”
Now in my defense: this is a serious book about what makes innovations and products “sticky” – keeping customers interested in the product offering. But still a kind of random connection…