Wednesday, February 25, 2015

John Green says Ooops

John Green has an amusing anecdote that illustrates the crazy digital world of intellectual property, citations, and fact-checking.

Props to him for doing the right thing.

As an aside, it bugs me (Kelly) to no end when people erroneously attribute all sorts of stuff to MY favorite author. Go to Pinterest and type in "mark twain quote" if you want to read a whole lot of "dance in the rain, kiss deeply, reach for the stars" type things that I'm pretty sure Mr. Clemens never wrote.

Of course, there are also a few on there that may be legit. "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" is one representative example.

Another personal favorite of mine, though it may not be considered very Pin-worthy? "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."

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