Fun_People Archive
23 Oct
Political Rectitude Gone Wild - BitAA

Date: Sun, 23 Oct 94 14:20:26 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Political Rectitude Gone Wild - BitAA

[Overzealous or thoughtless PC revisionism has a new name... -psl]

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
Forwarded-by: (Guy Harris)
Subject: From the "Back in the African-American" department...

The reference in the subject line was to a Massachusetts paper
referring to a given town's finances as being "...back in the

From: Matthew Haines <>
Subject: Madonna moving up in the world

I read in comp.risks that a (nameless) library had some problems when
upgrading from paper card catalogs to an online index.

The software they used [had] a standardized set of keywords, and it replaced
"Madonna" with "Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint", causing reclassification
of recent works by Ms. Ciccone.


The latest entry in the "Back in the African-American" sweepstakes was
reported by *The New Republic*; a headline in *The Northwest Herald*, on
complaints about the Smithsonian's exhibit on the atomic bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki, had the headline

	Atomic bombers criticize Enola homosexual exhibit

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []