Copy/Paste is a wonderful tool. It saves time, effort, and while we tend to take it for granted now, it’s truly a brilliant utility boiled down to its most simple form. However, as with everything, there can be downsides to it if not used properly.
What’s that? You need some anecdotal evidence, you say? Just ask Karly Domb Sadof, an Associated Press photo editor who, apparently, recently applied for a position at BuzzFeed.
The seasoned photographer and photo editor accidentally included a section of her cover letter, intended for the position of a Buzzfeed photo editor job, at the end of a caption in an image to AP newspaper clients. As seen above, the caption reads normally for the first sentence, before taking an interesting turn.
Presumably a copy and pasting error made while pecking away at the keyboard, Sadof quickly realized her mistake, sending out a corrected version with a note in the caption, “CORRECTS TO REMOVE UNNEEDED INFORMATION.” But according to Jim Romensko, at least one newspaper did run that cutline.
To see the image, without the error, you can check it out over on the Global Gazette website.