Sunday, August 14, 2005

Plagiarism

For everyone out there, all the advisors and teachers who sign things without readin them, the advisors who willingly become co-authors on reports and papers to get "yet another publication" with out reading it and verifying it, and I know that few are exceptions in Pakistan, read this.
Shame on these idiots. Just read Schneier's comments there. We bring disgrace to our country and to our nation so shamelessly. Reading that piece, I feel confused whether I should be celebrating our independence or not. Yet another case of restriction in freedom and freedom in restriction. When will we become self policing.
For all advisors out there, for God's sake, read anything that you sign, anything that has your name on it. Maybe (God forbid) you will be someone famous, some day, then when you look at your CV, you would feel proud until you come to that line with the plagiarized publication. You couldnt escape it. Even if you remove it by selecting and deleting from MS Word, you can note erase history. The web will be evidence to your crime.
Multiple cases have been caught, of plagiarism from SSUET and IIU recently. I'm sure other institutions are no exceptions. For God's sake, please be responsible. With the HEC stressing on "numbers" of PhDs and papers, I am afraid we might see a rising trend in this rat race.

7 comments:

Sarfaraz Ahmed Soomro said...
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Sarfaraz Ahmed Soomro said...

what a shame:(

heres a similiar case:
http://cgexpanse.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3355

Sarfaraz Ahmed Soomro said...

while i was trying to post a comment and as soon as i hit the submission button, all i get was a page cannot be displayed so i tried to refresh it a couple of times(even refreshing brought the page cannot be displayed until i gave up abusing my cable net operator), and guess what the same post appeared couple of times, :$ sorry for that

Sarfaraz Ahmed Soomro said...

while i was trying to post a comment and as soon as i hit the submission button, all i get was a page cannot be displayed so i tried to refresh it a couple of times(even refreshing brought the page cannot be displayed until i gave up abusing my cable net operator), and guess what the same post appeared couple of times, :$ sorry for that

Jheera said...

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/08/plagiarism_and.html

skimming through the comments posted by diff individuals, brings up another notion that it might not be the students, but the 'ustaad sahab' himself .....

Regards,
Arif Khan