A borrowed line about libraries?

‘Starting my essay on the creation of ‘cut & paste’ function. Done.’ Comedian Josh Howie, Twitter, 12/11/10.

Clickety-click. Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V…

November 2010: Labour leisure chief Tulip Siddiq‘s leisure report to Camden Council:

November 2009: Then Lib Dem leisure chief Flick Rea‘s leisure report to Camden Council

You can see Tulip and Flick discussing deja vu and word for word reports on Camden Council’s webcast of last Monday’s all member meeting. Find it at about 70 minutes in. Change the script, says Flick, the text is identical. Tulip scoops a counter-chuckle with: “When officers sent the report to me and I rewrote it and sent it back to them, the officers were really surprised – because it had never been done before.



3 Comments on A borrowed line about libraries?

  1. John Bryant // November 15, 2010 at 8:23 pm //

    If Tulip rewrote it how come it has the same words in the same order?

  2. Theo Blackwell // November 15, 2010 at 11:03 pm //

    To be fair, John – Tulip wasn’t a councillor when Flick did her report in 2009.

  3. Local Tory // November 16, 2010 at 5:48 pm //

    “If Tulip rewrote it how come it has the same words in the same order?”

    How indeed? As its in a libraries report, I like to think maybe she is a Jorge Luis Borges fan, and its a subtle allusion to “Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote”

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