[Foundation-l] Is random article truly random

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Thu Oct 20 15:39:29 UTC 2011

On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 6:02 PM, Andreas K. <jayen466 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 8:35 AM, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com
>> wrote:
>> As a person from a more nordic and perhaps even ruder than brazilian
>> culture, We did confront a teacher who was in her retirement age with
>> images worse than genital piercings. And, yes, she not only blushed
>> but turned livid, But she kept on teaching us biology. ! Not saying
>> what we did was right, as kids. Not saying she shouldn't have done
>> more to get the stuff from being thrown about. But there is a point
>> there about tolerances. If an elderly lady was able to keep teaching
>> while being bombarded with images of withered old female genitals
>> being inserted with electrical appliance cable stashing piping, why
>> can't wikipedia? I know this sounds totally offensive on the face of
>> it, but surely that is the whole point. Being against censorship only
>> matters when there is a potential outrage there...
> Note that your biology teacher is actually the sort of person we would like
> to start contributing to Wikipedia.
> Not everybody uses the Internet in the same way. Many younger users are
> fairly inured to porn and gore, having seen it all before. But a lot of the
> people who have something to offer Wikipedia in the, you know, *educational*
> field, are turned off by it, finding it crass and juvenile.

In principle yes, but not really. She was suffering from senile
dementia, and insisted on spelling each "foreign" word like "Egypt"
letter by letter, and for good measure writing it out on the
blackboard. As students we were quite fond of her, in our juvenile
way. Loved to discuss how we hated her anyway, which is nearly the
same thing. The oldest teacher in the school she also got to teach in
the only two classrooms still on a tiered desk system with ink-well
holes and all.

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]

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