The 'copy paste' culture... By Abdur Rehman
06 September, 2013
While chaos and anarchy prevail throughout the world, smaller groups of bandits and thieves also operate. However, I cannot help but feel utter shame and disappointment when a renowned institute like the Punjab University changes the name of their College of Art and Design to University College of Art and Design along with a new logo designed by a former student of the same institute and husband of a permanent faculty member. Being a designer myself, I find it unacceptable that the logo was a replication of the logo of Coventry University. A university as big and as famous as Punjab University has knocked off a logo from another. For ages, this institute has been producing diamonds and the whole nation is proud of them. Such an act diminishes their reputation and crushes the hopes of students who look forward to being part of a legacy. There is a difference between taking inspiration and copying something that already exists.
What are we going to teach our youth? Do we want them to kill their own instincts and 'copy' others without having a personality of their own? This is a matter of utter shame and despair. I would like everyone to think about the way we are raising our youth. How upset would those students be who work hard and honestly instead of copying things they find online? I am sorry to say this but the term 'copy paste' fits perfectly here. We create no better image than that of a nation that others can laugh at because of the nepotism and lack of originality that has now become our culture.