Tipster: ‘Plagiarism had almost made it to the final print’ of Chris Anderson’s new book – The review copy of Chris Anderson’s Book “Makers” had long passages copied word for word from an article by Erin Biba originally published in Wired in September 2011. The passages were removed from the final copy. Obviously the inclusion of this would have been plagiarism and the question is who included that work in the book? Sarah Weinman tweeted that the publisher calls any plagiarism accusations “baseless and without merit.” Romensko
Man-aconda — the snake that looks like a penis – When you read science fiction erotic romance or sometimes even paranormal romance there are odd descriptions of male sexual organs. Sometimes the “men” have more than one dick. Other times, they have a snake like appendage. I try to stay away from those stories and now, more than ever, I will not be able to read one of those. The Sun
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