User:Viewfinder

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Hello World!

My name is Jonathan de Ferranti and my year of birth is 1957. My e-mail address, and more about me, can be found on my home page. My main interests are hiking and topographic research. My favorite quotes are "live and let live", "the free flow of knowledge is strength" and "don't shoot the messenger". Economic theory tells us that the general interest is best served when price is based on cost of reproduction. It follows that what can be reproduced cheaply should be priced accordingly.

Articles that I have started[edit]

Articles to which I have substantially contributed[edit]

Plus many minor contributions, mostly height and prominence related, to many other mountain sites. I also watch pages in many other categories, notably the biographies of leading British politicians, celebrities and members of the Royal Family, but my contributions to these are mostly confined to reverting vandalism and other inappropriate material.


Residence and Travel[edit]

Spent years in:

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Spent months in:

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Spent week(s) in:

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Barnstars[edit]

Ultras barnstar.jpg The Ultras Barnstar
For work on the ultras pages on wikipedia
this WikiAward was given to Viewfinder by --GreatestrowereverTalk Page on 16:38, 21 October 2008 (UTC)


Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I noticed that your edits are impressive and your varied input makes highly interesting reads. As small a contributor as I am, I think you deserve my praise in form of this Original Barnstar. Qwrk (talk) 07:50, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Miscellaneous thoughts and Quotations[edit]

  • With most legends, it's what we want to believe that counts. [1]
  • The world looks with some awe upon a man who appears unconcernedly indifferent to home, money, comfort, rank, or even power and fame. The world feels not without a certain apprehension, that here is some one outside its jurisdiction; someone before whom its allurements may be spread in vain; some one strangely enfranchised, untamed, untrammelled by convention, moving independent of the ordinary currents of human action. Winston Churchill
  • Nothing I have ever done is of the slightest practical use. G.H.Hardy, Cambridge mathematician
  • When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, 'I am going to produce a work of art'. I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose... George Orwell [2]