I’m not going to link it here, but last week I was looking to resolve a coding problem and came across a blog that did a pretty decent walkthrough on how to solve the problem. They had a reference link embedded into the blog article that I then clicked (it went to Microsoft).

The link and the blog were verbatim copy and paste with some images added in to differentiate.

Don’t Copy and Paste what someone else has done, spin your own riff, write five lines on what you did differently that the referenced link didn’t, give your own take, tell what is wrong and what failed.

But don’t copy and paste.

We need better than that.

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