Thursday, May 11, 2006

A critique of plagiarism ...

... except that this critique (in the New York magazine, by David Edelstein) itself is plagiarized from many sources. Intentionally.

As New York's spokeperson put it, "The first and last lines are the only original things in the entire piece." Here is the last paragraph:

In this world of Google and Nexis, in which you can pick and choose among so many words written on a given subject, you can’t be sure that anything you read is original. Even this.

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Thanks to Krish for the pointer.