Pitfalls of Online Antedating
gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Thu Jan 20 14:33:34 UTC 2005
On Jan 19, 2005, at 21:39, Fred Shapiro wrote:
> Ultimately there is a backup to our errors stemming from the
> bibliographic weaknesses of online tools, namely the fact that the OED
> verifies quotations from original print sources.
Of course, this list demonstrates another backup: colleagues sharing
their work, and not just antedatings. We see error-proofing happen on
the list as a matter of course. I think more than a few ideas
ultimately used for papers and presentations (not to mention news
articles, web sites, books, etc.) have been discussed here to the
benefit of all.
gbarrett at worldnewyork.org
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