User talk:Doug4

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Hello, Doug4! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already loving Wikipedia you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Happy editing! Wwwhatsup (talk) 03:03, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
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Hi Doug, Thankyou for your addittions to Clay Shirky. I know it's frustrating that one can't preview references. You might want to try using the citation templates. Another very handy tool is Twinkle which will install citation buttons on your toolbar. Wwwhatsup (talk) 03:11, 21 April 2010 (UTC)


Hi Wwwhatsup,

Thanks for your help. The link to citation templates was just what I was looking for. Also the other links I'll refer to as I take a more methodical approach to learning how to edit and how the Wikipedia community works.

Doug4 07:19, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

Very good. You'll see that I've added things that I find useful to my user page.
I was in touch with Shirky this week. There's a possibility of setting up a debate between him and Jaron Lanier. Hope I can pull it off! Wwwhatsup (talk) 09:26, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
A debate between Clay and Jaron would be very interesting. I must admit I know nothing of Jaron Lanier other than the Wikipedia article about him, which I just read after you mentioned him. A fascinating guy -- I'll be learning more about him. Doug4 10:09, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
See this [1]! Wwwhatsup (talk) 10:20, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
I read Chris Hedges' column "The Information Super-Sewer" to which you provided a link. After reading it I feel like Jaron Lanier needs a little vacation away from the Internet, TV, cell phones, computers and radio. Maybe in some little rural place where he can get some exercise and take in a bit of Nature. He seems a bit tightly wound.
I found the Google news archive to which you had a link on your user page really useful. Thanks. Doug4 06:37, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Yep. That archive is great isn't it. I'm considering getting a print sub to the NY Times just so I can access the full articles. Take a look, for instance, at how much I was able to dig up on Irving Plaza on a recent all-nighter. Lanier invented Virtual Reality - he has every right to become an apostate.. Wwwhatsup (talk) 10:13, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Amazing. You gathered a huge amount of material. The archive is a powerful tool. You mentioned a print sub to the NY Times. What is that? In regard to Lanier, I respect his achievements, and I too at times feel many of the negative aspects of the Internet and it's impact on society. I'm interested in learning Wikipedia's policy on discussion of topics that aren't strictly Wikipedia-oriented, such as our discussions of Lenier. We could easily carry on our discussion by e-mail. Doug4 21:54, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

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A412 (TalkC) 00:19, 14 November 2012 (UTC)