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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Perils of downloading reports from the web

In our batch in business school, some seven people were caught in their Management Communications course, for writing the same report (actually only the exhibits were the same). The teacher found out that they had not copied from each other, but had downloaded the report from the same website. We (the entire class) obviously were very careful from next time.

That is what came to my mind when I read about the 11-year old girl submitting a project on penis sizes. In Mumbai.

The offending report is here and the search engine result is here (screenshot above).

2 Comments:

Blogger Grandebelf said...

another problem is accuracy. How are people sure that wiki and google gives them the right answers? Esp a bigger problem with wiki..

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 10:46:00 PM

 
Blogger dhoomketu said...

Hmm... the FPM speaks. I actually would think that wiki is more accurate than google.

Or are you specifically asking about this report!! :-)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 11:03:00 PM

 

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