[LINK] The Guardian (sensibly) moves to Twitter...

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Wed Apr 1 14:51:55 AEDT 2009

At 14:28 +1100 1/4/09, Ivan Trundle wrote:
>(From The Guardian today...)

This bit's a minor masterpiece (yes, I resorted to counting the letters):

>For example, Martin Luther King's legendary 1963 speech on the steps 
>of the Lincoln memorial appears in the Guardian's Twitterised archive 
>as "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a 
>nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but
>by", eliminating the waffle and bluster of the original.

It's not *quite* up to the famous Grauniad issue on 1 April 1977, on 
the shifting sands on the island of San[s] Serif[fe], but it's close.

Ah yes, a suitably po-faced Wikipedia page exists:
although it seems to miss a key point about sand movements and ocean 
currents, i.e. how it is that the islands are moving at 1.4 kpa.

Don't you just love the bit about "This article or section may fail 
to make a clear distinction between fact and fiction. Please rewrite 
it according to the fiction guidelines, so that it meets Wikipedia's 
quality standards".

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