Talk:Martin Behaim

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2005-2006 NPOV discussion[edit]

Article seems to be very biased. By the way, there is not even a word in it about the first globe designed by Behaim.--Begemotv2718 06:00, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

Found the rest of the article on 1911.org; mentions globe. Problems with bias are probably due to the fact that the article was written in 1911 from an English POV; if anyone can update with more neutral info, should solve the problem--FeanorStar7 12:14, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
I have been studying Behaim's globe and added the story. YankeeInCa 5:48, 14 March 2006 (WST)
The 1911.org English POV bias, if it exists, is probably better and more neutral than that of most American Wikipedia contributors. Remember, information from the old Encyclopedia Britannica has gone through a proper editorial process.
Since this discussion is over 18 months old, I'm removing the NPOV tag from the page. Please replace it if you think it should still be there. --Rajah (talk) 00:03, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Digital Globe Project[edit]

Reference made to a "state-funded Digital Globe Project" - what is this and where is it? I could find nothing more about it on the Internet.

I have found numerous references and even screen shots of it, but have been unable to discover how to acquire it. I'll go to the German site anon. --YankeeInCA 02:47, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

the term "Erdapfel"[edit]

As a student of linguistics and German who has been living in Germany for a year or so, I find the translation here to be a little inaccurate. Yes, in a blind translation "Erdapfel" does mean earth-apple (Erde = earth, Apfel = apple). However, the word Erdapfel actually referrs to a potato in many dialects of German (instead of High German's "Kartoffel"). Can anyone back up that this is perhaps what is really meant? Guypersonson 06:01, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

The one flaw here is that it was constructed in 1492 and the potato at that time didn't exist in Europe. It comes from the so-called New World. --Rajah (talk) 23:59, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

"Of Great Pretensions"[edit]

From the opening sentence in the article. This must be an ethnic slur so I am removing it immediately. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.196.72.207 (talk) 03:13, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Although I have no problem with its removal, I wonder how it could possibly be an ethnic slur. I'll have to assume bad faith and that you're joking. Either way, good move. --Rajah (talk) 00:01, 14 January 2008 (UTC)