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The Information Diet

Errata for The Information Diet

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update

Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Page 5
End of 2nd paragraph

The word "and" appears duplicated in "surged 50% by 1980 and and again by 2000."

Diogo Silva  Dec 31, 2012 
Page 11
Last paragraph

The text says "the CDC does not have data for five states in 1990" but the figure above it shows 6 states with no data.

Diogo Silva  Dec 31, 2012 
Page 14
3rd paragraph

The last sentence of the paragraph is: Figures 2.1 and 2.2 speak for themselves. This should be: Figures 1.1 and 1.2 speak for themselves. There are no figures in chapter 2, and this statement comes two pages after figure 1.2

Ken Farmer  May 03, 2012  Nov 09, 2012
Page 56
5th paragraph

Philip Morris is misspelled as "Phillip" Morris.

Scott Ross  Apr 27, 2012 
Page 73
Last paragraph, 3rd line

"Slough" should be "slew".

Diogo Silva  Dec 31, 2012 
Page 77
1st paragraph

"Exhortation" is misspelled as "exhoration".

Diogo Silva  Dec 31, 2012 
Page 112
middle of page

Page 112 incorrectly states: "Readability incorporates another application called Instapaper in its service. It is a similar tool that also allows you click a button on your web browser and move the article to your mobile device. With Instapaper, you can find articles you'd like to read, and read them more easily and more free from the distractions of advertisements and suggested reading headlines on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device, or through Instapaper's service on the Web." Readability & Instapaper are mutually exclusive, competing companies, both competing with the same "Read Later" paradigm

Note from the Author or Editor:
This is a serious mistake. Paragraph could read: Readability, and other tools of the same ilk like Pocket and Instapaper, allow you to find articles you'd like to read and move them to a more reader friendly experience. These applications are free from the distractions of advertisements and tantalizing sidebars filled with the intellectual carbohydrates sure to take your time away.

Anonymous  Jun 22, 2012 
Page 113
2nd-to-last paragraph

"Asynchronous" should be "asymmetric" or "asymmetrical".

Diogo Silva  Dec 31, 2012 
Other Digital Version
Figure 10.4

In Kindle version, the image is incomplete, with black background and no text describing the parts of the pie chart.

Note from the Author or Editor:
figure updated to be easier to read on black-and-white devices

Anonymous  Feb 22, 2012  Nov 09, 2012
Printed, PDF, ePub, Mobi, Safari Books Online, Other Digital Version
Page 139
5th paragraph

The second occurrence of "advertisements" is misspelled as "advertisments".

Diogo Silva  Dec 31, 2012