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A Visit to the Museum of Underappreciated Games

You’ve heard of “Myst,” “Quake” and “Tomb Raider,” but how many people remember “Obsidian,” “Grim Fandango” and “Under A Killing Moon?” –Gene Emery –A Visit to the Museum of Underappreciated Games (Yahoo|Reuters (will expire)) One presumes this museum is somewhere near The Island of Misfit Toys. Of course, there is also The Underdogs, a site devoted to games that have disappeared from commercial shelves (or games that never were released commercially……

Google to Digitize Much of Harvard's Library

According to an e-mail sent today to Harvard students, Google will collaborate with Harvard’s libraries on a pilot project to digitize a substantial number of the 15 million volumes held in the University’s extensive library system, which is second only to the Library of Congress in the number of volumes it contains. Google will provide online access to the full text of those works that are in the public domain.…

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Four Academic Plagiarists You've Never Heard Of: How Many More Are Out There?

Stealing someone’s words isn’t the same as stealing someone’s television. The original author doesn’t have to run to Best Buy to get a new paragraph. But ideas and words are professors’ stock and trade. Unlike the company president who steals sentences for a Rotary Club speech, or the congressman who pilfers phrases for a campaign brochure, the professor who plagiarizes undermines his very profession. –Bartlett and Smallwood –Four Academic Plagiarists…