Friday, January 30, 2015

Sequal* (for Sequel, etc.)

It’s not often that a typo blog entry demands a sequel, but this one is too good to resist.  You might recall that Monday’s post related the story of, the Australian start-up company specializing in (mostly harmless) revenge.  

Well, since then I’ve discovered that the pressure was simply too much for the 22-year-old founder to bear.  As reported in the Toronto Star, the company launched on January 13, and by January 16 it was up for auction.  If you’re still not convinced the revenge business is a profitable one, “bidding started at just a dollar, but by Thursday [January 22] and 345 bids later, the site sold for a whopping $85,000 U.S.”  To give an old saw a slight twist, perhaps all that glitter really IS gold!

Sequal* is not, however, golden.  It’s a moderate–probability error with 17 entries in OhioLINK and 896 in WorlCat.  Not all are actually typos, though, so you’ll have to be careful ridding yourself of them.

(Gold bars, from Wikimedia Commons)

Deb Kulczak

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