Speaking of “change you can xerox”: for the third or fourth time in the last six months, I’ve seen a discussion on an H-Net channel oddly timed to a similar discussion on academic blogs and forums–without attribution, and introduced by major historians. I won’t name names, but it is a bit disingenuous to take ideas from the blogosphere and accept the kudos of one’s colleagues, especially in matters related to new technologies. Or has academia always been this way, the internet making it more apparent? Do academics fail to attribute ideas to the internet in the same way as students?

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