Article Fails To Credit Instructables
To: Ginny Mies, PC World Staff Editor, and Nick Mediati, PC World Assistant Editor
CC: Kimberly Brinson, PC World Managing Editor, Ed Albro, PC World Editor, and Eric Wilhelm, Instructables CEO
Who is this guy?
I can't find his name on your staff list, so I hope you are the right people to talk to about this.
I was reading the article in the above link and realized that I had just read most of that stuff (almost in that order) already on a web site called Instructables. While I don't care so much about the actual copyrights (Instructables is largely based on "Attribution non-commercial share-alike" legality), I do believe that at least a formal nod is in order. It might look (to those unfamiliar with Instructables) like he did some fancy research to gather those neat tips together, but to me it is practically undeniable that he was surfing Instructables. (I am not exaggerating, I read at least half of those tips on Instructables within the same hour!)
Perhaps the best tip Zack Stern could have given was the only obvious one he left out: Visit Instructables for more of these user-enabling tips!
Avid Instructables reader
P.S. If you need links to the relevant projects on Instructables, feel free to ask. They're just a search engine away!