On Non-Fictional Books

Today’s prompt is to share “a non-fictional book.” That is, a book that exists in reality. Well, this should be an easy one. Looking around, I see… ahem… Special Edition Using CGI, Second Edition which was apparently purchased at the discount price of $14.99 in December of 1997. And yes, I can hear your questions now. “Eeeeriiik,” (this time with the heavy sigh of someone struggling to understand), “Eeeeriiik, why are you hanging on to such an outdated and not to mention big and heavy tome? Who writes CGI scripts anymore? Nobody, that’s who. ”

Well, that may or may not be true, but the tome in question is, as far as I can tell, deeply involved in the structural integrity of the bookshelf in which it resides, in that it seems to directly support one of the shelves. So, even thirteen years later, this book still has some practical value, as does its counterpart at the other end of the shelf, JavaScript for Netscape 2.0.

“Eeeeeeriiiik….” (this now in a rather patronizing sing-song inflection) “Eeeeriiik, why don’t you just go to Ikea?”

Now that’s not a bad idea…

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