Thursday, June 08, 2006

This is Fishy

Potter Author 'The Best Living Writer' - Yahoo! News UK

If she beat "Salmon Rushdie" then this is obviously fishy...

3 comments:

francessa said...

I wonder what age groups those respondents/voters were? 12-year-olds?

Rob Spence said...

Possibly - it's crazy of course, but it irritates me when this sort of stuff is reported even semi-seriously.

francessa said...

Yes, that's very irritating. But all these "surveys" and lists that circulate in the internet have no empirical basis and give just random results. But, of course they signify trends, and it's no accident that authors such as Byatt, Spark, or Lessing are not on top of the list.