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Month: June 1997

Calling Bullshit (from June 7, 1997)

From June 7, 1997: (http://web.archive.org/web/19970618002600/www.commadot.com/beta/html/june5-97.htm)  Someone told me after the lost-world hoax debacle, “Who the hell are you? To be calling Bullshit on Universal and CNN?”This raises two important lessons. The first is regarding he power of the “published” word. The second is the power of the Internet to publish. The published word makes all the difference in the world. When the lost-world was being slammed on the wwwac list, no one paid much attention. The words were printed in emails to the list and distributed, but the format was not published. It was off the record.When an opinion was…