So apparently in the Nook version of “War and Peace” all instances of the word “Kindled” were replaced with “Nookd.” Is this some nefarious plot, or some inside joke by Barnes & Noble to punish Amazon. Nah, some putz did a search and replace for all instances of the word “Kindle” an accidentally changed the body of the book:
The best explanation, we think, comes from a commenter on the blog, who says “This obviously wasn’t done by Barnes & Noble, but by the publisher who submitted the book to Barnes & Noble. They created a Kindle version of this public domain book first, realized they used ‘Kindle’ somewhere in their submission, and did a quick find-and-replace to change ‘Kindle’ to ‘Nook’—never once thinking it would affect the book’s text rather than just whatever they put in the title page.”
I once did something dumb like this. In district court, I took a pretrial order where one of the parties was a male (possessive pronoun of his) and changed it to apply to a case where one of the parties was a corporation (possessive pronoun of its).
So what happens when you search for “his” and replace with “its”?
Think about the word “this.”
Judge was slightly-amused.