I was perusing the Wiki article for Kaavya Viswanathan
, a Harvard undergrad who was discovered to have plagarized several passages for her debut novel. As I skimmed over sample robberies discussing boys, clothes, petty scrutiny of other girls' body weight -- typical chick lit -- a sudden, urgent question occurred to me. "Should it count as plagarism if the entire genre is so homogenous that it's impossible to differentiate one steaming pile of pages from another?" I decided the answer was, "No."
Opening the discussion page, I typed, "Dear Wikipedia, please wake me up when real plagarism happens, not just a couple of silly hacks grabbing at each other's face-holes."