While enjoying my Mango Crunch cereal this morning, I was leafing through the Vancouver Sun. Muttering to myself as I usually do when reading the paper (“old news”, “press release”, “old news”, “that’s pants”, etc), I was surprised to see BoingBoing.net credited with writing an article on Fiona Apple’s bootlegged album. Have they started putting their content on a wire service?
Upon further investigation, I see it was an error by the Vancouver Sun. They probably read this piece on Boing Boing, and followed the link to the San Fracisco Gate. Then they mis-credited Boing Boing instead.
If you ever had any doubts whether the old media was monitoring the new media for ideas, here’s a great example.