engine - 6:24 pm on Feb 13, 2013 (gmt 0)
We've all had plenty of signals that Google Authorship profile is going to help with the original content owner. That has to be a good thing if you are an originator of the content.
It's a shame that the authority sites aren't already considered a strong enough signal so that we don't need the google ecosytem, which is just another layer.
Whilst that is a quote from the draft of the book, it's most likely a correct statement, but may yet get pulled.