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From: Greg Colyer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Well, crediting your sources is all very good and honourable, but
>omitting to do so is hardly new.
Doesn't make it right. Do that in a modern journal or even a
newspaper and one can send a career right down the tubes. Do
it in a blog and given the environment, one can be credited
instantly by some large number of other bloggers and it hardens
like an 80/20 standard. But over time, slowly and not without
some pain, people do see through such things. HP is helping.
That is cool.
This isn't uniform at all levels of communication. I don't
expect someone to cite Homer in a casual conversation about
the Trojan War. If they quote him in a blog, I expect it.
If they quote him in an academic paper, I demand it, or the
student flunks. What can happen now that HP has worked out
the technology is that a rating service based on the quality
of the work can be created. That offsets the power of the