Whoa - 11:14 am on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
At least eHow often credits the original author of the page that an eHow rewriter has copied and rewritten to create their own "original" content. My site is on a ton of eHow articles as a source. It would be very easy to rank the source articles higher than the ehow rewrites. Given that Google doesn't do that, it seems they like the eHow content better. I guess the takeaway is to emulate eHow, dumbing down your content and learning from the eHow site structure, etc.