Old TB didn't lend his name to a Carleton computer. His name was appropriated.
And where are the categories? I could only find this on the "recent changes" page. (3.30.05)
- Well, so reword it, then. That's what the "edit" link is for! :-) Matthew Strait '03 19:31, 30 Mar 2005 (PST)
- Okay, I've added this to its appropriate categories. We might want to subdivide the People category (and even the History category) in the future, but for now it's sufficient. Incidentally, Ken (do remember to sign your posts in the future), do you think the article should be titled "Thorstein Veblen" or "Thorstein Veblen 1880"? Matt and I disagree about this. Typing either in the "Go" box will take you here, but the name of the article appears at the top of the page and in the categories it's listed in. --TB, but not Thorstein... Trevor Burnham '07 07:06, 31 Mar 2005 (PST)
Okay, I'll jump in and edit things. I did discover Wikipedia in the last month (my editor was sick and out of the office for a couple weeks while I was waiting for her to work on my ms), and I've done some amplifying and creating there.
As for the title, I think it depends upon whether you're going to put old TV into the category of alumni or the category of Carleton history, or something else. In the alumni category, he ought to be TV '80. I guess I'd fall into adding his class year since this is the Carleton wiki. Ken Wedding '67 07:38, 31 Mar 2005 (PST)
- Well, he'd be in both categories, but the entry as it stands is primarily about him as a historical figure vaguely related to Carleton, not about his time at Carleton (and certainly not about his time here during his year of graduation, 1880, though it would be cool if that eventually became an article). But I don't see why you'd call the article "Thorstein Veblen '80," since I think the first reaction of most people would be, "Oh, there was someone named Thorstein Veblen who graduated from Carleton in 1980?" My opinion is that class years should only be used for relatively recent graduates, as is the journalistic convention. You should weigh in on the general debate over at the CarlWiki:Style guide discussion page. --Trevor Burnham '07 16:43, 31 Mar 2005 (PST)