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Groklaw: Is Brown Really the Father of Samizdat?

Jun 09, 2004, 03:15 (1 Talkback[s])
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"It's hard to imagine that Ken Brown could have launched Samizdat without directly using earlier book-writing work, according to a report that has been unnoticed even before it was written.

"The 2-page report from a one-person Durham, NC think tank called Justin Moore, suggests more book-writing credit should go to The Elements of Style. A book, The Elements of Style was written by Strunk and White to help them teach grammar and style elements in Chicago. Brown used The Elements of Style before he embarked on FUD development in 2003.

"In an e-mail interview. Brown strongly disputed the study's conclusions. Strunk and White were unavailable for comment..."

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