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Britannica typo proves all bugs are shallow

destinyland (578448) writes | more than 4 years ago

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destinyland (578448) writes "A typographical error proves that "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow". More than four years ago Project Gutenberg introduced a glaring but very funny mistake into the first paragraph of their digital edition of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, adding the word "tush" instead of "tusk" to the poem that opens the chapter "Mowgli's Brothers". Google now finds over 2,500 sites quoting the "tush" version of Kipling's poem, including several universities and even the Encyclopedia Britannica. But the free etext has recently become one of Amazon's best-selling ebooks, which is what led to the discovery of the typo. (Interestingly, Google Books offers another version of the book in which the poem appears correctly.)"
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