J.M. Reep

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Turning “Free” Into Currency

In Reviews on July 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm

First of all, before I discuss the substance of Chris Anderson’s new book, Free, I’m compelled to comment on the scandal that accompanied the release of his book. Simply put, Anderson was caught plagiarizing material — mostly from Wikipedia. He copied and pasted large chunks of text without placing that text in quotation marks or acknowledging his source.

For me, this violates two of the most important rules of research writing. First, and most obviously, Anderson’s plagiarism is inexcusable. Read the rest of this entry »