When digital forensics goes bad?/The science of authorial attribution

Although this isn’t recent news, I thought it worth posting nonetheless. At the time, it caused quite a stir among Shakespeare scholars and those in computational literary analysis. (incidentally, it reminded me of that Johnny Cash song: “The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer”– the age-old conflict between man and machine, etc.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/20/arts/a-scholar-recants-on-his-shakespeare-discovery.html

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