Monday, March 30, 2009

5 Great Men Who Built Their Careers on Plagiarism | Cracked.com

5 Great Men Who Built Their Careers on Plagiarism | Cracked.com: "5 Great Men Who Built Their Careers on Plagiarism."

When I do it, it's called "linking."

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about the 20th century poet that, according to this article, T.S. Eliot plagiarized from, but to say that he's a plagiarist because he makes allusions to Shakespeare and Spenser in "The Waste Land" is really stupid. Especially considering that catalogued most of these allusions in his footnotes to "The Waste Land."

Bill Crider said...

Hey, it's Cracked. You can't expect too much.

Karin M said...

Was Stephen Ambrose anything like the most famous historian in the world? I for one had never heard of him before.

Bill Crider said...

He had a couple of bestsellers, at least.

Todd Mason said...

The notion that Ambrose "invented" pop history, though, is laughable, and not in a way CRACKED meant, particularly given that THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY is cited downlist as a plagiarized work.

Though I do like the intentional (I hope) joke about Wells's radio play.

Bill Crider said...

Since it's CRACKED, maybe the joke's intentional.