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Oct 30, 2006: Thank you, Tim

Just a quick note to express my appreciation to O'Reilly Media for trying their best to stuff Pandora (Pandata?) back into her box. My search analytics co-author, Rich Wiggins, and I first blogged this tawdry story, involving one incorrectly assigned ISBN, two publishers, and a whole lotta book catalogs, back in July. Tim O'Reilly just blogged his take on the escapade, "The Persistence of (Bad) Online Data" on O'Reilly Radar, where Tim and his commenters share some thoughts on how such problems might be avoided in the future. Interesting stuff...

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Comment: Jackie (Oct 31, 2006)

The British author Jim Crace wrote on this very topic in the Guardian Online this past weekend, Oct 28. His story, A New Kind of Ghostwriter, chronicles his bemused outrage at old, erroneous, but persistent bibliographic data attributing a book to him that he did not write. Always enjoy reading you, Lou.

Comment: Lou (Oct 31, 2006)

Hilarious, Jackie! BTW, the URL (for those who didn't find it) is http://books.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1933823,00.html

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