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This Annalee Newitz Motivational Poster Has an Interesting Story

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There’s an article over on The Atlantic about this Annalee Newitz poster that the article’s author purchased. It seemed to be an odd quote to be immortalized in poster form so he investigated. The result is an interesting look into e-commerce that’s worth the read.

The quote is from an old io9 bio that somehow ended up in online quote sites. Annalee Newitz is fine with all this according to The Atlantic:

“When I first saw the posters, I thought it was hilarious that I’d been online long enough to become basically birdcage liner for bots,” she told me. “Also, I’m glad that my work is being canonized by bots, because they’re the tastemakers of tomorrow.”


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