Here in Germany the newspapers are still full of snippets about Germany’s ex-Minister of Defence and the stories of his plagiarised PhD papers and the consequences.
I see in my copy of the Guardian Weekly, 11.03.2011, that the stories are also still going strong in the British Press and the subject is taken up now by Mr Wikepedia himself, Jimmy Wales:
On the last day of February Andrew Sutton, over on Facebook, was also running a story on plagiarism, referring to an old posting on his blog.
CE currently has another case of public plagiarism. The last big embarrassing one came just over a year ago. I did not know what to do for the best then:
I do not now:”
Interest in his story, unlike those of zu Guttenberg and others, has died off.
Being unsure of how Facebook works and whether comments on old themes are alerted to I decided to leave this information here on my blog for Andrew and of course anyone else who is interested.
Jimmy Wales –
Correcting its own Follies -