Sunday, December 04, 2005

The General + Google = Bad Idea

So it has been mentioned a number of times in class the dangers of using Google (or Wikipedia, Yahoo, etc...). Since we began this project, we've been looking for anything that has to do with Forester that is not H.Hornblower-related. Just for fun, let's check out some of the garbage I found. It all seems to take a rather simplistic view of the novel, especially in light of our project here and our class discussions.
  • on the Harry Potter fan site, MuggleNet, a review of The General
  • PlanetPapers, an essay-writing service (that "does not condone plagiarism"), offers a paper on The General
  • of course, Wikipedia's entry on The General



Blogger Candice said...

I think that when you take a look at all the work that we have done on this novel and compare it to the small number of websites that are currently available on the subject, it really makes our blog seem worthwhile. Just look at all the interesting things that we have learned about the first world war because of The General, and now other people have access to what we have learned as well.

Sunday, December 04, 2005 10:17:00 PM  
Blogger K. Larson said...

Lol! I'm so glad someone else found the Harry Potter's site review too. I know it was terrible and all the bibliographical information was wrong, but I found it a bit comforting. The thought of scores of Harry Potter fans being made aware of this book, (and perhaps going and picking it up), gives me hope that, despite Forester's obscurity in academia, people will start to read and appreciate this book. Cheers on making a great blog!

Kristina from "Another Class Blog on The General"

Sunday, December 04, 2005 11:30:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa Moxon said...

Thanks for the nice comments, Kristina. I just hope I didn't rag on a 10-year old Harry Potter fan!

Monday, December 05, 2005 12:41:00 AM  

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