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Re: a new law of nature

A closely related corollary is:
    In the highly unlikely event that the front does turn out to be better
than the back, then the textblock is hung in the case up-side-down.
-----Original Message-----
From: Steven D. Hales <hales@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 1998 9:24 AM
Subject: a new law of nature

>I've discovered a new law of nature--well, I'm not sure what to call it.
>It's along the lines of Murphy's Law and the Peter Principle. Here it is.
>If you are binding a book that is front/back symmetrical, the back *always*
>turns out better.
>This law cannot be broken. It doesn't matter whether you are tooling,
>laying in endsheets, mitreing leather corners, the back is better. It also
>doesn't matter whether you do the back first (as I was taught) or try to
>fool the gods by doing the front first. Sigh.
>Steven D. Hales
>Assistant Professor                     email: hales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Department of Philosophy                phone: (717) 389-4229
>Bloomsburg University                   fax: (717) 389-2094
>Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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