In "Who's Cribbing?", I made a note of how quick people were to assume he was telling a lie. Sure, there is no reason to believe otherwise, since time travel is not possible, but people were still very rude to him. I thought it was interesting how the Nova article we read about time travel talks about how traveling into the past would be hard, if not impossible. Yet in this story, someone was traveling into the past to write this guy's work, and making boatloads of money off of his writing.
I think the most important annotation is, that you can mess up the future while in the past. It address time travel because you can change the future by one simple thing in the past.
Thee most important thing that I noted from the story "Who's Cribbing?" is that it seemed strange to me that nobody, not even science fiction editors would believe any of Jack Lewis's theories. They just brushed him off because his theory was far fetched. I do understand though why it seems like he was copying someone else just due to the facts that the work was identical, even the title.
At the end of the story, what would you do if you realized someone has plagurized all your work? Also, wouldn't Thromberry have to have gone in the future past this inncident in order to retrieve the series of letters he wrote?
While reading the story "Who's Cribbing?" I wondered how Jack Lewis could prove that he did write the stories himself and that someone else traveled through time to steal them. If Jack wrote the story live could Todd Thromberry sill steal the story from him? I also wondered how Jack did not notice that some one had taken his story in the first place.
The most important annotation is that a lot of people want to mess with the past or future but don't think about how it will affect the future and the people they are messing with.
My most important annotation I contemplated about "Who's Cribbing?" was the fact that there should be rules put in place to prevent something like this from happening. I don't know how authorities will detect if someone has committed a crime in the past, or if there are already rules in place. For example, you can't change the past and if you try to kill your grandfather you will experience malfunctions and failures to prevent someone from changing the past. Just trying to describe these rules of time travel is difficult and represents the complicated conundrum of time travel.
The most important annotation I contemplated in this story came from the brief comment by Mr. Gates, stating, "We think you should consult a psychiatrist." This comment was not only rude, but it also demonstrates people's oblivious attitude towards time travel. If Mr.Gates could try to consider time travel, even for a minute, he could inspire others to do the same. Time travel is a fairly new concept, so people are not as open to it at this time.
One thing that stood out to me was this if time travel ever did become a reality, that it would have to be closely regulated. If it wasn't, gambling, betting, and (as we see in the story) Intellectual property would essentially cease to exist ( bar some kind of trans-chronistic spanning society with it's own way of copyrighting things or making certain things immune to change. I'm not entirely sure how that would work, however, as it makes my head hurt thinking about it.
The most significant annotation I noticed is when Jack Lewis is writing to Mr. Gates: "THE NINTH DIMENSION was written by me not more than a month ago, and if there is any similarity it is purely coincidental." I was comparing plagerism of the past with plagerism of the modern world. Copying a story and claiming it to be your own work is considered plagerism, in my opinion. However, if you are quoting text or using outside resourses to strengthen your argument, then that is not plagerizing or cheating, but instead is being resourseful.
I think it should be allowed because in the real world its called collaborating and thats how a good amount of people succeed. We need to think about how its going to effect us in our future. In school we need to think about not making it so individual and start making it more interactive.
When reading whos cribbing i thought the most important annotation i made was the title. The titles definition is to lie cheat or steal. And the person who went back in time to steal the other persons idea did exactly that. He went back to steal someone elses work and use it as his own. The title shows and summarizes the whole story.
For the "Who's Cribbing" short story I said the most important annotation i wrote was the way the people reacted when someone was clamming to actually have done the works of something it seems someone else has done and just accused them as a lire for it. And time travel is not possible as we know it, but if it was this is a good example on how something might effect the future if some one goes back to change something.
The story just explains the futility of attempting to disprove plagiarism. Plagiarism is something that is frowned upon in society, but much like music piracy, it remains a common element of our culture. While people make arguments about it and attempt to prevent it from happening. This causes people who are guilty of piracy or plagiarism. The story discusses this by showing the protagonist desperately attempt to prove that he did not plagiarize his own writings. The editors of various science fiction magazines have been taught what plagiarism is and have closed minds to possible alternative situations despite their positions where they should be able to see those alternative options.
The most important annotation I considered in "Who's Cribbing?" Was how there was no copyright infringement laws regarding time travel. No one seems to believe Jack Lewis because his idea for what is happening is too out there.
In the story, "Who's Cribbing" Gates, the editor tells Mr. Lewis that he is trying to publish a story that has already been written. He tells him that it's not worth it. Lewis knows that he has written original work. Thromberry traveled in time and published all his work. This displays time travel as a thing used for decieve, greed, and self interest.
My most important annotation was "I do not know, nor 'am I aware with the bottomless it of new of the existence of any Todd ideas so apparent in all,his Thromberry" this was my most important because it show that he went back into time before the letters were even written and make it look like he wrote all the letters himself instead of Todd. This quote is showing him acting like he has no idea who Todd is because he went back in time to make it look like he wrote them no one has any idea that he actually didn't this wouldn't have happened without the time machine.
In "Who's Cribbing?", I thought the most important annotation i made was the title. The title show how easy it is to lie, cheat, or steal. In the story people were very quick to assume he was telling a lie. Also, I think that if Gates could consider time travel, he could inspire others to follow his steps. Time travel is a fairly new concept, so people are not as open to it at this time.