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Re: VMs: "Voynich Controversy"...?

--- Nick Pelling <nickpelling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi everyone,


> There's always the "secret database signature"
> theory: that Amazon might 
> add some fake books to its database in order to
> track which other web 
> companies are ripping their content off. I recently
> read about how the 
> Ordnance Survey was able to catch a company
> illegally selling their maps by 
> adding some non-existent roads to a disused
> air-force base (IIRC), which 
> amounts to much the same thing.
> I'm not sure if it quite counts as a conspiracy
> theory, though. :-)

This is not a consipracy theory. This sort of stuff
is done all the time. I'm pretty sure that you are
right on this one!

I have been asked on one or two occasions to
enter my address with a deliberate spelling error
into some database for the very same reason.

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