Are you making a witty joke here or did you actually misinterpret it... ? Catch-22 is a book, at any rate. As I recall, catch-22 itself was you'd have to be crazy to get into a bombing plane. And if you're crazy you can get relieved of duty and go home. But if you realize that, then you're not crazy. Back into the plane.How is that a catch-22?
Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey has an even number of pages (736)Interestingly, this book has an odd number of pages. What are the odds of that happening?
No. Not written pages, actual physical pages. Each page is half of a double that is bound at its centre.^^
"Interestingly, this book has an odd number of pages. What are the odds of that happening? "
1/2? Either it's an odd or even number of pages, so there is a 50% chance that the number of pages is odd. But, wouldn't this mean that the event is random? What are the odds of that happening?
Wow, this is a fun fact I never knew. I feel it should be on a Snapple cap if its not already :)Books need to have an even number of pages or it is tricky to bind them. In fact, often the numbe of pages is divisible by 4 (or, I think, even sixteen) because the pages are bundled.
The pages are printed grouped on very large sheets called "registers" and they are folded and trimmed by special machines at the printer before heading to the binding and final trimming operations. If you see an unfolded register, the pages will appear jumbled because they are not yet in their correct order and orientation.Wow, this is a fun fact I never knew. I feel it should be on a Snapple cap if its not already :)
In legal documents or training manuals, for example, it is considered bad form to leave a page blank without notification. Paradoxically, once you print the notice, the page is no longer blank. Hmmm...Is that why you sometimes see pages with "This page intentionally left blank" written on them?"
Physically, the number of pages should be divisible by 8 and definitely an even number since books are printed double-sided. But the title page, copyright/publishing info page, dedication page, and special thanks (or blank page behind the dedication page) are always unnumbered and aren't counted in the number of pages. There could occasionally be other miscellaneous unnumbered, uncounted pages as well, usually inserted at the front as an extra title page, etc to get the physical number of pages divisible by 8.No. Not written pages, actual physical pages. Each page is half of a double that is bound at its centre.
Books need to have an even number of pages or it is tricky to bind them. In fact, often the numbe of pages is divisible by 4 (or, I think, even sixteen) because the pages are bundled.
Electric KoolAid Acid Test (Ken Kesey... great American writer)Be Here Now was another favorite book. I gave away the first two copies I bought, to people who I thought would appreciate them.
It's important to remember that we live in the present, not in the past or the future, and Alpert's book drives that home (gently). Motivations based on our pasts or on our (perceived) futures can severely detract from our perception of the present.
Though he's not an entertainer, that's what he's all about. He's providing a massive variety of print-on-demand books on narrow, obscure topics.Forget squeezing millions from a few megahits at the top of the charts. The future of entertainment is in the millions of niche markets at the shallow end of the bitstream.