You probably came to this page via a link in my CodeIgniter category of posts. The reason I put that link there is because I’ve found myself copying the CI User’s Guide.
I like to copy other people’s writings. I know my High School English teacher wouldn’t approve of this—neither would all the litigious people out there.
However, the way I learn stuff is by copying and annotating learning material. Sometimes, I rephrase things to better suit my way of thinking.
I don’t always share my plagiaristic posts with everyone on the Internet. But, when I do it’s because I believe it will benefit others—and, I’m hoping it’s author doesn’t mind.
If you are looking at one of my just published posts, and it looks almost the same as the original author’s writing, it’s because I haven’t annotated and paraphrased it yet.
If you’re asking why I don’t write my own material, my answer is:
It takes me too long already to learn all the stuff I need to learn in order to play catch-up with other programmers…and you want me to come up with my own material just so I can legally share my learning experience with others who are teaching themselves just like me?
Heck! Sometimes the stuff I copy remains on my site exactly the same as its author wrote it just so I’ll have it where I can find it.