Peter H. St. John
I'm a software developer, have degrees in math, play go and chess, and was on the MOO after it was a Goat Path but before MMORPG; am eclectic yet opinionated. Peter H. St.John, M.S. 16:42, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
I grew up with the idea that attribution of scholarship is critical, and part of the scholarship. This is compatible with the new Wiki concept, that attribution of authorship accrues to a nonpersonal community instead of identifiable individuals. However, this is a big socio-psychological paradigm shift for me, so I'm slow to create articles, but quicker to post stuff to discussion pages. Hopefully I'll adapt. --Pete
- In response to a recent question on the New Contributor's help page, I wrote:
- More can be said about the distrust in Academia, however. Many scholars dislike Wiki because of the anonymity; the wiki article itself does not credit authorship to a specific person. I'd argue that the precepts of good scholarship still hold: 1) Peer Review, at the heart of good scholarship. Here, we participate actively with the peer review process dynamically with the publication; that is, the processes are in parallel instead of sequential, but actually more transparent than anonymous peer reviewers selected by editorial boards. 2) Wiki is not a primary source. Original work is published elsewhere and Wiki merely glosses and references that work. Authors should generally not cite Wiki, but cite the references cited by Wiki, after first checking them. Pete St.John 16:21, 9 May 2007 (UTC)
Adapt or become extinct... --sccr13plyr [see Genetic Algorithms --Pete]
Stubs I've Started
Flat Neighborhood Network for FNN.
The Ciompi Quartet a string quartet at Duke, real nice guys and beautiful musicians. I needed the link for my sister's article, but found it had been a dead link from other places too.
User:Peter_St._John to redirect here. The typography of a two-word surname, with an abbreviation, has been the bane of my existence :-)
John Riordan author of the text Carlitz gave me to read, Introduction to Combinatorial Analysis.
WSEAS the World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society.
Articles I've Initiated
Pamela St. John American composer and my sister.
Useful Links for Editors
Requests for Administrator Attention e.g. mass revert spam.
New Contributors' Help Page self-explanatory
Wikipedia-Bootcamp, live chat with clueful, helpful people; a link to a java applet if you don't use IRC is Bjelleklang's web client
Templates for editors, mainly I want "advertising", "cite your sources" etc.
- My scratchpad.
- The Wolfram (2,3) algorithm controversy in particular.
- Notes re: Erdos Number Controversy
- Case re: Erdos Numbers for the developing case, as opposed to my notes.
Mathematics and Mathematical Science & Engineering
SAGE open source mathematics software. Unfortunately, relies on Python.
Paul Graham writes provocative, interesting essays mostly about CIS geeky topics.
|The Barnstar of Good Humor|
|Awarded to Pete St.John for making me laugh out loud. Great humor and witty observations are always appreciated - keep it up! -- Satori Son 21:51, 22 January 2007 (UTC)|
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