A few weeks ago a very colorful and fun article made the rounds on many blogs. Schott’s NY Times article was about a self-confessed “book abuser” and sparked many create comments and posts across the blogosphere. Well know, folks are taking him to task about the similarities between his article and an essay that appears in Anne Fadiman’s book “Ex Libris.”
It’s a shame. Looks like the rash of plagerism by professionals over the past couple of years will keep eveyone under the microscope. I mean even if Schott didn’t copy, the burden of proof will always be on him to prove otherwise and regardless of the truth, his name has a smudge on it now.