Good you stopped him! because if he had continued he'd have got the following:
As your mind turns inward on itself, you forget everything else...
I could nearly accept if it was 2001 and as a last resort fallback for legacy Netscape 4.x bugs but 2004 is a complete joke!
I hope you began hissing and roaring too. Yes, I think I have seen online code extracts from that book that looked reasonable. Though something seriously went wrong if they were advocating TABLE layout, let alone in '04.