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Re: Re: 2nd law of thermodynamics
In a message dated 95-11-09 17:34:41 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org (Cunningham,
>Theoretically, since it was a catalogued library to begin with, the books
>would have already been in a tidy, ordered state and any energy would have
>been spent in "unordering" it. Additional energy would have been spent in
>returning it to it's original state.
>(worked in libraries for many years...if there weren't any patrons, the
>books would stay in nice, neat rows-barring earthquakes)
So imagine how little energy it would take for some "patron" to shelve a few
books out of place, and how much energy it would take to find those books and
reshelve them correctly.