Talk:Howard Stringer

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I'm not quite sure whether it's correct to say ...educated at Oxford University where he earned BA and MA degrees in modern history, since as far as I know, at Oxford and Cambridge you get an MA by paying a small fee a short time after you get your BA, rather than actually studying for it! -- Arwel 12:40, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • I thought that was just Oxford (which applies in this case). But I'd only bother mentioning the BA myself (which may be just sour grapes from someone who spent a year earning their masters). Average Earthman 16:33, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Douche[edit]

Complete HUGE Douche - Adams —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.234.3.77 (talk) 13:50, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey, this is Wikipedia! Shouldn't "douche" be hotlinked? 38.115.185.13 (talk) 14:36, 18 June 2010 (UTC)NobodyInChicago

Drafted?[edit]

How come he was drafted during the Vietnam War, when he was still a British subject at that time? Is that legal?


Yeah, I didn't understand that either. It says later in the article that he became a US citizen in 1985, so there's no way he could have been drafted into the US army before then. One of those two facts, the 1985 date or the drafting, has to be incorrect.
Yes, it certainly could happen to foreign legal residents at that time - I remember reading a New Musical Express report in the late 60s that The Monkees' Davy Jones was liable to be drafted, together with a doctored picture of him superimposed on Elvis Presley's "farewell to the Army" press conference photo. -- Arwel (talk) 08:36, 16 February 2008 (UTC)


A holder of a Green Card or one who has legal permanent residence can be drafted or enlist in any of the armed services, I know

of people with Green Cards who were drafted for the Iraq War.::(Celtic Irish)

He became a US citizen in 1985, but also maintains a British residence and British citizenship.

How is that possible ? I thought that to gain US Citizenship, you have to renounce British citizenship and hand in your passport (if you are British) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 155.181.15.81 (talk) 18:05, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

While there's a clause in the citizenship oath about renouncing foreign allegiances, the US does now recognise dual citizenships, and the oath has no effect whatsoever as far as Britain is concerned. -- Arwel Parry (talk) 21:40, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

At the dragon[edit]

What does "at the Dragon" mean?


Category: English Jew[edit]

He's not an English Jew, he's a Welsh Jew, and of course there are Jews in Wales! This Category should be removed and someone should create a "category: Welsh Jew" which would suite this man, since he was born in Cardiff WALES! Amlder20 16:02, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

I've edited it so it's now Welsh Jews instead of English Jews.
I'll tell you what! How about we have neither until it is cited?! -- 86.17.211.191 (talk) 03:52, 16 February 2008 (UTC)
Howard Stringer is not Jewish. All Hallow's Wraith (talk) 06:28, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
I don't know why people insist on classifying him as Jewish without an appropriate citation. I just removed a reference to him as "Jewish-American" in the opening paragraph of the article. Provide a reference please. And white supremacist websites don't count!--Aardvark114 (talk) 14:48, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Oundle and the Dragon?[edit]

Its not clear if Oundle refers to the town and Dragon refers to the school (even so, which Dragon School?) Orijok 20:59, 4 March 2007 (UTC)

Former Journalist?[edit]

This article in the wall st. journal states that he is a former journalist: Stringer Steps Up as Sony Faces Slump I think that would be an interesting fact if anyone has any info. I will try to track down how he transitioned from journalist to Sony's CEO. H.E. Hall (talk) 12:26, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Tracked the info down and added it.H.E. Hall (talk) 13:54, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Overlooked Spiderman[edit]

Did he overlook Spiderman or oversee Spiderman? Angus Robertson (talk) 00:57, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes I believe him and Spiderman and Batman when he wasn't busy used to play Poker — Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.81.162.166 (talk) 13:52, 28 February 2012 (UTC)