Thursday, February 12, 2015

Much Ado about NOTHING

Bible metadata quandary: who is the author? Don't tell me it's "God" or "King James".

Lots of books were written by no one in particular: collections of ancient fables, language-learning textbooks, and dictionaries (well, most dictionaries). And "anonymous" is probably the most prolific author in history.

It's surprising that more people don't falsely claim to have written anonymous works. This would put the actual author in an awkward position. He/she would either have to reveal themselves or swallow their pride and let someone else take credit for their work.

It must be awfully hard to stay truly anonymous and still collect your book's royalties.

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