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Books Are Like Ships

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.” - Roald Dahl

Currently reading

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Erik Larson
Winter's Tale
Mark Helprin
Cleopatra: A Life
Stacy Schiff
Attention All Passengers: The Airlines' Dangerous Descent---and How to Reclaim Our Skies
William J. McGee
Peril at End House: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
Agatha Christie
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
Philip Pullman, Jacob Grimm
Consider the Fork: How Technology Transforms the Way We Cook and Eat
Bee Wilson
Progress: 71/279 pages
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell

Author Accused of Editing Wiki Pages

Revenge, ego and the corruption of Wikipedia



Reading this very interesting article about an author who is alleged to have edited and deleted many Wiki pages for other authors who the author had grudges against.  He apparently was editing them under a pseudonym, but has recently been outed by the author of this article.


It definitely raises serious questions about the validity of what people read on Wikipedia.  This is especially troubling as Wikipedia is a source of "trusted" information used by millions of people every day.