Thursday, December 21, 2006
I made a mistake, and I am sorry.
Bottom line: I blog all day long, and sometimes I get lazy in ways large and small. On occasion, that included omitting to properly attribute sources. Now, DovWeasel has made my sins abundantly clear. My plan is to carefully review my blog, and to provide proper attribution in every instance. I hope to do this in the coming days and weeks, but I am making my intentions known now, so I won't be accused of destroying evidence.
Again, I apologize and make no excuses.
I had the second post on my "IAmDovBear" blog all planned. Excerpts from UML Distilled, second edition, were to be featured.
It isn't. He pulled whole paragraphs and sections from other articles and passed then off as his own writing. That's not anywhere near the level of forgetting hat tips.
I see only a handful of cases of this nature on the DpvWeasel blog. Most fall short of plagiarism.
Oh, then i guess its ok. Moron.
No one here is claiming it is murder, just as colleges arent claiming it is murder when they expel students or news papers/publishers arent claiming murder when they fire workers.
We only know DB as a blogger, and nothing else. And his "blogging" identity know includes "plagiarizer"
Only the people who previously hated DB are still talking about this. The rest of us have moved on.