!!!! I know, I’m shocked, too. No, not really.

Watts Up With That?

gleickpic[1]Readers may recall that on February 22nd, I offered up some open source stylometry/textometry software called JGAAP (Java Graphical Authorship Attribution Program), with a suggestion that readers make use of it to determine the authorship of the faked Heartland strategy memo disseminated to the media by Peter Gleick.

A link to that article is here:

An online and open exercise in stylometry/textometry: Crowdsourcing the Gleick “Climate Strategy Memo” authorship

The reason I did that was that many had speculated that Dr. Peter Gleick was the author. Gleick, who admitted to obtaining the Heartland board meeting documents under false pretenses, and likely illegally, denies he wrote it. Except for a few holdouts and those who won’t give an opinion, like Andy Revkin, other prominent voices of the online community such as Megan McArdle of The Atlantic think otherwise, and she doesn’t even see it as a professionally written memo:

“…their Top Secret…

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About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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