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Re:Vonnegut

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Betty Bowen (bbowen.ok.us)
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 13:35:42 -0500


The popular mis-attribution (is that a word?) of speeches and other quotes
is hardly a new phenomenon, so it's amusing to me that this would be blamed
on the internet (referring to the article on the urban legends site). All
the internet had to do with it was the speed of distribution. The
mis-attributed "Chief Seattle" speech happened pre-internet and is still
being published. I did find it interesting that I thought "hmm, I don't see
a man coming up with the part about looking at old photos and realizing you
weren't fat after all" then went on with my work.

This kind of in a funny way ties into the "Darwin never said man came from
monkeys" discussion.