|A fact from Itek appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 31 January 2009, and was viewed approximately 846 times (disclaimer) (check views). The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
Nice job with the referencing in this article. I appreciate how the text copied from PD source is set aside in block quotes, as it should be. Not sure whether the general disclaimer "incorporates text from" the one source, generated by use of the "USGovernment" template, is needed or helpful. In my view, that suggests that text written by the editor(s), anything that is outside of quotes, may well have just been copied, too. It appears, instead, that any use of the PD source is completely documented already, so the general disclaimer does not add.
Use of the "USGovernment" template is in fact what called this article to my attention, I have been going through many other articles in the "Category:Wikipedia articles incorporating text from public domain works of the United States Government". This article is better than most of the others, many of which are just careless paste-jobs with the general disclaimer as an apology. I am not sure you want to associate with them. Anyhow, keep up the good work! doncram (talk) 18:31, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
- I like it. It is straight forward and clean. Also, such wording helps to educate those who do a direct copy/paste that there are ways to put the information into Wikipedia in a neat format that avoids any semblance of plagiarism. Mattisse 23:58, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
The Litton Acquisition
I worked in Corporate Finance at Itek HQ in Lexington from 1980-1983. I'd like to set the record straight about the Litton acquistion. Itek was under significant financial pressure in the fall of 1982. We had suspended payments to suppliers and had inadequate cash to make it through 1983. Itek had few options by the time Litton came along. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Str8-Razr (talk • contribs) 14:21, 26 February 2010 (UTC)