In Jeremy Zawodney's post Are bloggers really that dumb? he writes

I'm not sure if I should be insulted, disappointed, or both. There's a lot of noise out there right now about some dummy data that ended up the website. Steve Rubel goes so far as to call this a PR crisis in the blogosphere. Even Scoble is complaining.

Jesus Fu@%ing Christ, people. It's a stupid mistake. Are we too screwed up to realize that companies are composed of people and that people sometimes make mistakes? I don't know about you, but I see really big differences between this and the Kryptonite "pick a lock with a ball point pen" crisis. (Hint: It actually was a crisis.)

Any regular reader of Boing Boing has seen this issue before. First it was the Target sells "anal massage" hubbub which turned out to be the result of the fact that basically mirrors content from but leaves off significant identifying information. Now it's the fact that is mirroring the page for the book 'Marijuana' published by Rosen Publishing. I guess bloggers are hungry to be the next one who discovers a scandal as juicy as the Trent Lott or Dan Rather fiascos.


Monday, November 29, 2004 8:18:35 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
When I worked at Williams-Sonoma, we truncated item descriptions to 19 characters on the receipt tape. We sold "Green Vegetable Peelers" for years before I, a lowly programmer, noticed "Green Vegetable Pee" on a receipt.
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