Hey, don't read them if you don't like them. I personally look forward to these humorous breaks. My only complaint about the EE Times website is that every time I click on a blog or article, I get re-directed to an ad. Are there not enough ads on the site already?!?
Hi Frank -- Thanks for the "belief" vs. "believe" catch -- I just fixed it.
I didn't copy the entire magazine or even a substantial part of it -- I was sitting on the sofa with my wife skimming through it and a couple of items made me either grin or laugh out loud and I thought I'd share them and make others happy also...
...just trying to spread a little happiness (sorry it didn't spread as far as you :-)
Is it still plagiarism if you state at the beginning of an article that everything that follows is straight out of another magazine? I realize you had to actually type the material in, and add the occasional "I thought this one was funny" or incorrectly change belief to believe, but does your boss give you credit for writing an article when this is all you do? I don't even want to ask what small room you were in when you read the Digest.
Nothing in the article relates even remotely to technology, programming, engineering, design, or microcontrollers. There's a similar problem writing about Christmas in October. I see the word "blog." Apparently these are personal blogs.