The Internet Is in a Swivet Today

I try to stay current on which way the digital wind is blowing, but the reality is that I’m usually the one who can be heard to say, “A rabbit! With a pancake on his head!” about five years after everyone else.

But today I followed two eruptions in delightful real time.

First is Nerdy Apple Bottom’s awesome, in-your-face defense of her cutie pie son.

To all the Boy Daphnes out there: C’mon over to my house! Bring your cool moms!

The second was that a writer had some of her content lifted directly into Cooks Source magazine. The fact that it its a print enterprise is a little surprising. I think more lifting happens directly onto the web. But what was even more surprising was the editor’s response, when contacted.

Holy polished pitchforks, did the internet respond. I actually work for one of the companies that seems to have also been copied. Normally I’d get all cc-ish to our legal team but I think if Neil Gaiman is on it then I probably don’t need to be.

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Holy shit.
    And that editor needs to check her spelling.

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  2. Holy shit.
    And that editor needs to check her spelling.

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  3. Wow. That editor has balls.

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  4. Wow. That editor has balls.

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  5. Holy. Shit.
    Tell me I’m hallucinating and that that editor didn’t actually suggest she pay HIM for editing her stolen material.

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  6. Holy. Shit.
    Tell me I’m hallucinating and that that editor didn’t actually suggest she pay HIM for editing her stolen material.

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  7. If her blog entry is any indication, the editor probably spent just as much time fixing her writing as she did writing it. That said, dude needs to pay up – it’s stealing.

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  8. If her blog entry is any indication, the editor probably spent just as much time fixing her writing as she did writing it. That said, dude needs to pay up – it’s stealing.

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