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cbertsch
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Skylar has decided to skip her bedtime reading tonight so she can continue doing research on Wikipedia. She started with the snowy owl and has moved on to The Lion King. Wikipedia is awesome for that sort of thing. It's also cool that, as I just discovered, there are plenty of entries for people I've spent time with. I have to admit, though, that there's something a little strange about reading an entry on one's ex.

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icetulip From: icetulip Date: May 18th, 2006 04:37 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I like Wikipedia to look up people I've never heard about, or events that I feel I really should know more about. While I'd never substitute Wiki for in-depth research, it's an excellent starting point and springboard. Personally, I think the "Speculative Fiction" portal is fairly comprehensive.

I'm glad Skylar is so eager to learn!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 18th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It's certainly adequate for the sort of research one needs to do in elementary school. Some of the entries are quite good. Some not so hot. But that's true of other encyclopedias as well, though perhaps less dramatically so.
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 18th, 2006 06:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
She did have one and wrote about the experience for Punk Planet. But pretty much from the week I met her -- I was 19 and she was 18 -- she was adamant about never wanting to have children. Many women who claim to be opposed to becoming mothers in their youth have a change of heart, but she never has, as far as I know. So I think she would have had the operation regardless. But if you can do what you want anyway and write about it, so much the better. I still see her when I'm in the Bay Area and stay in touch via e-mail. And I tell her things I won't tell most people or, in some cases, anyone else.
xxxpunkxgrrlxxx From: xxxpunkxgrrlxxx Date: May 18th, 2006 08:05 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
wikipedia is seriously awesome. i can spend hours looking up things there, and sometimes do.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 18th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Some day we'll all be included!
tpratt From: tpratt Date: May 18th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Here's my favorite Wikipedia entry. Thanks to dailyrotten.com, by the way.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groom_of_the_stool

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 18th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Awesome! Thanks for giving me a mid-morning smile. I wish I had someone to help me wipe it off my face. . .
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