Lazy, lazy students

I have the rare honor of approving and disapproving comments to articles and items on the Machine Design website. In doing so, I come across an unimaginably large number of comments, more like demands really, from students doing reports or just looking for free stuff.

They go something like this:

-Send me link to get a copy of this free software.

-I'm doing a project on motors. Send me all the info you have on motors.

-Will this work on my computer?

Needless to say, I delete their comments.

Should I be doing something else?

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Stephen Mraz

Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design.  He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from CWRU. Steve was a E-2C Hawkeye Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. He...
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