Talk:Ethan Zuckerman

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Inaccuracies...[edit]

With respect, I have attempted to correct several of the large inaccuracies in this article. This article appears to be based on a single webpage at the Berkmann Center, which seems to be Zuckerman's own autobiography. All else aside, this is simply not a neutral source by Wikipedia's standards.

The Berkmann page states that Zuckerman "helped found Tripod," not that he was a Tripod founder. Zuckerman was not to my knowledge a Founder of Tripod in the sense of someone who received a Founder's position; he arrived and was made an employee nearly two years after Tripod began, and, to correct the record, Josh Thayer (Williams '95) was Tripod's first tech employee/consultant.

I have altered the phrasing to reflect this.

Tripod's main businesses and aspirations were hardly "web hosting" and in a strict sense, Tripod home pages were not really "web hosting," which hardly existed at the time (outside corporations). I have also sought to correct this.

Both my corrections are a stab, and no doubt awkward; however, they are more accurate.

DUE WARNING: Ethan lived upstairs for me for three years at Williams (etc) and I lived with Tripod founders Bo Peabody and Brett Hershey for the summer of '94; the forgoing is based on personal knowledge and perspective. 64.221.243.154 (talk) 22:31, 3 June 2011 (UTC)