Ducks, dorks and deviants: Wackiest stories of 2008

It's not all bits and bytes

We again turn to Buzzblog where he reported on a simple e-mail slip-up, the kind any one of us could make at any time: A Philadelphia lawyer addresses his electronic missive to an Alex Berenson instead of Bradford Berenson. But what happens next is anything but routine; it's front-page news in The New York Times. That's because Alex Berenson happens to be a reporter for The New York Times, as opposed to Bradford being another lawyer, and the e-mail happens to concern settlement talks between the US government and pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly that include the proposed sum of $1 billion.

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