Paraphrasing

1 June 2004

In an earlier entry I wrote (complete with typo–out should be our):

Maps filter out perceptions of the real world. They bring some things into sharp relief and diminish the importance of other things.

Which seems all well and good. But, I’m reading an assignment and I find:

Maps can be used to filter out perceptions of the real world, they can bring some things into sharp relief and they can diminish the importance of other things.

Spooky. And there is no attribution (citation, reference) whatsoever… Oh-dear.