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Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"Not to drag this out, or to make too many assumptions, but in Dr. Stout's contribution to this thread, I hope I'm not reading too much between the lines when I say that, in her own model of…"
Apr 30
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"I've published often enough, and formally enough, that some have assumed I am an academic. Well, if there's anything too it, I'm also a "pracademic" -- putting literal skin in the game, in places where "white American…"
Apr 29
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
""In my view it is not worth the effort because of the crowd sourcing."Without context, I read that as "crowd sourcing is a waste of time." If that was true, Wikipedia would be a pile of trash articles, rather than the imperfect…"
Apr 29
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"I'm stuck in St-Louis, France, under lockdown, and can't get back to my desk in Tokyo. Places with power, WiFi and a desk are in short supply here. And my time online is better spent on getting my business through this crisis, as well as…"
Apr 29
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"Wikipedia is regarded with some disdain by many academics. Having edited for so long, I agree that it shouldn't be cited in most formal academic publications. That said, Wikipedia is often an excellent starting point for exploring a new topic,…"
Apr 29
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"P.S. on a few points While I've suggested a fleshing out based in part on adding articles of notable works by Follett, there are other subcategories. These should be approached with care, however -- you may find them nominated for inclusion in…"
Apr 28
Michael Eugene Turner replied to Matthew Shapiro's discussion Follett's Wikipedia article - can we make it better?
"I'm an admirer (not a scholar) of Follett. However, I've been editing Wikipedia articles for well over a decade, supplying reliable source citations, text, a few graphics, and ripping out unreliable sourcing, problematic text and copyright…"
Apr 28

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