Copy and paste …, an art in our times or simply the tool of the lazy? The Internet, the network of networks with little more than a decade since the beginning of its popularization and some call «democratization», has been lent for many good things but also has caused habits that instead of attaining the intellectual development of the individual they box In a vicious circle. We talk about the plagiarism of information through digital means, an attitude that has become very fashionable and that few consider anything improper, there are cases emblematic of the matter.
Overnight, students from primary to postgraduate, who for various reasons can not tackle the assignments unpublished or at least paraphrase the research, extrapolate the contents literally as they find in a couple of clicks from the Internet.
From Joseph Biden Obama’s campaign buddy to a New York Times reporter (Jayson Blair) to a greater or lesser degree have had trouble stealing original material from the sources they consulted on the Internet.
But is it a problem generated by the massification of the Internet? It could not be affirmed, but it has been magnified by the use of it. Within the university campuses these cases are seen daily, and is that the teachers have become defensive and evaluate the contents presented by the students reviewing in specialized sites in the comparison of texts like http://www.copyscape.com /.
So before copying and pasting a text, even the shortest sentence, make sure you do not lose the fruit of an investigation for falling into the bad habit of copy-paste, lest you qualify as an engineer or doctor in plagiarism .
Author: Roberto Alemán, www.ventics.com