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Cant Spell Plagiarism, Can I Copy What You Put?

As a published author and having worked hard whilst gaining three derees (did Fayette Pinkney work this hard?)and holding down a job. I had to do enorrmous amounts of research, in the old days prior to PC's and it always pissed me off to see people leeching work and ideas, and gaining credit for work they had merely copied (usually incorrectly!) thus denying the kudos to those who had burnt the midnight oil and grafted to arrive at their results and produced tangible proof for their conclusions by all the time and in most cases all the money lost by their failures on the long and hard route to success.(or at least publication!)

A prime example of this is ACBC the founder of Lotus cars, who whilst a hero of mine and a major player in the world of engineering and motor sport, "borrowed" the hard work and skill of lesser gods like Les Ballamy (whose LMB suspensions for Austin, Bentley , Bugatti, Cord and a host of other manufacturers, predated Chapmans Independant Front Suspension set up for the Lotus VI by nearly thirty years . He also likewise " borrowed" the work of Cyril Keift himself a successful motor racing name, in putting the all aluminium Coventry Climax fire pump engine so brilliantly devised by Wally Hassan. into his cars,and just to make sure,  he tied C C into a deal whereby no one else could be supplied i bulk with factory assisstance thus further snubbing his competitors.

Nuff Said?

Likewise it annoys me that when using other peoples findings or ideas, proper accreditation is not given in a bibliography,           so with reference to the above,

"Out in Front, The Lesley Ballamy Story" by Tony Russell (2004) ISBN 1-899870-69-5

"Climax in Coventry, My Life in Motorsport" by Walter Hassan, assisted by Graham Robson (1997)                                                   ISBN 0953-072-126

Cherpee Cherpee 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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No, I think thats funny, and you had the decency to give me the accreditation I so shamelessly sought.

Thank You

I shall enjoy reading my words again in someone else's letters,

put with more passion, but I will take the pith.

Dr Livingstone (I presume?) from his little known work;

"My helmet itches, but my hands wont fit my britches"

1926 The Puritan Press

As a published author and having worked hard whilst gaining three degrees (did Fayette Pinkney work this hard?) and holding down a job, I had to do enormous amounts of research, in the old days prior to PC's and it always pissed me off to see people leeching work and ideas and gaining credit for work they had merely copied (usually incorrectly!) thus denying the kudos to those who had burnt the midnight oil and grafted to arrive at their results and produced tangible proof for their conclusions by all the time and in most cases all the money lost by their failures on the long and hard route to success (or at least publication!).



A prime example of this is ACBC the founder of Lotus cars, who whilst a hero of mine and a major player in the world of engineering and motor sport, "borrowed" the hard work and skill of lesser gods like Les Ballamy (whose LMB suspensions for Austin, Bentley , Bugatti, Cord and a host of other manufacturers, predated Chapman's Independant Front Suspension set up for the Lotus VI by nearly thirty years . He also likewise " borrowed" the work of Cyril Keift, himself a successful motor racing name, in putting the all aluminium Coventry Climax fire pump engine, so brilliantly devised by Wally Hassan, into his cars. And just to make sure, he tied C C into a deal whereby no one else could be supplied in bulk with factory assisstance, thus further snubbing his competitors.







Nuff Said?







Likewise it annoys me that when using other people's findings or ideas, proper accreditation is not given in a bibliography. So with reference to the above,







"Out in Front, The Lesley Ballamy Story" by Tony Russell (2004) ISBN 1-899870-69-5







"Climax in Coventry, My Life in Motorsport" by Walter Hassan, assisted by Graham Robson (1997) ISBN 0953-072-126







"Can't Spell Plagiarism, Can I Copy What You Put?" I Hate Copy Cats

By: Cherpee (2009)


















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