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Sunday, April 01, 2007

News about American Library Association and Scienceblogs

I was going to delete this post after April Fools' Day, but since it has a comment attached, I will leave it here.

The American Library Association has finally added "Of Pandas and People" to its list of "banned books," which is really a list of "challenged" and banned books. The ALA reasoned that there is no reason not to add the book to the list because the ALA's own records show that the book was "challenged" in 1993.

Blog service Scienceblogs, which has a blog based in the UK and is concerned that leaking commenters' IP addresses to bloggers may be illegal there, has referred this matter to its legal counsel.

Happy April Fools' Day.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> The American Library Association has finally added "Of Pandas and People" to its list of "banned books," which is really a list of "challenged" and banned books. <

Nobody questions that "Of Pandas and People" was challenged, as are books that present a flat Earth. Their list does not pretend to be a list of only banned books. If it were they could not honestly include "Of Pandas and People" as it has not been banned.

> Blog service Scienceblogs...<

That is off topic. You are violating your own rules.

> has referred this matter to its legal counsel. <

Translation: "Is shining on the nitwit complainers.

Sunday, April 01, 2007 2:55:00 AM  

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