More authorship

Further to Ted Ibert’s Pique Nique, I just got a promo from Amazon (“based on your recent activity, we thought you might be interested in this”. Pah!):


Helpful of them to clarify the author underneath, too. My “recent activity” evidently led them to believe that I might still be confused.

Cf. the TV quiz question (which floored some contestants)

Who wrote Beethoven’s 5th symphony?

Mind you, in the case of Homer, they were right to protest too much. Rather than being “composed” by a single blind bard, the “work” that has come down to us seems to have been more like a fixed version of a fluid oral tradition. Amazon’s insistence recalls the famous story of the dogged convict in the prison exam.

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