This story is about a textbook, specifically a textbook on statistics, published in Still reading? We feel safe admitting this here, in the footnote, because nobody re footnotes. But it appears that at least a few people have indeed read the footnote.
The passage was recently pointed out by the Twitter Academia Obscura, which aims to Women looking for sex in Brownsville the weird and obscure side of academe, often highlighting passages from books. The book was quickly identified in the replies to the tweet as the edition of Stats: Modeling the World.
Nobody re footnotes… pic.
Like an introductory chapter in a college textbook, that part appears to have been skipped over in the never-ending race to post viral content.
Unlike an introduction chapter, however, people appear to keep reading the passage, spreading it around to different corners of the internet as they. Based on Inside Higher Ed's rigorous research, there appear to be at least two different versions Honestly very lonely the photo, based on the way shadows fall in the pictures depicting the passage.
At least two students ased to read the book, perhaps, were not fooled by the footnote. But how well did the footnote work? How well did the authors really evade detection of their trickery before it was picked up by College Humor?
Were they called out earlier? Contact information for one of the authors, David E.
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Bock, was not immediately available, although he has posted a comment to this article. But who came up with it?
Had the authors ever gotten feedback on it? How long did it take for students to notice the footnote? And more notes from students saying that they have read the book.