First impressions

May 23, 1997

This week's First Impressions, the competition in which you have to identify a book from its opening sentence, comes from an intermediate technologist who was economic adviser to the National Coal Board: "One of the most fateful errors of our age is the belief that the 'problem of production' has been solved."

Entries to First Impressions, The THES, Admiral House, 66-68 East Smithfield, London E1 9XY, faxed to 0171-782 3300 or emailed to theschat@thes.co.uk The winner receives a Pounds 20 book token and the closing date is May .

The winner of last week's competition, who identified Daniel Dennett's Consciousness Explained, is Colin Jimack of London.

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