[WikiEN-l] Are phone books reliable sources?

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue May 30 08:50:35 UTC 2006

On 5/30/06, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> That's a great example of a non sequitur.  It's usefulness won't be
> established by choosing one of the most common names as a straw man.
> Once you've established that a person lived at a particular address his
> continuing appearance in the phone books for a 15 year period is
> evidence that he may have lived there for that 15 years.  Whether any
> information source will be useful depends on what we are trying to do
> with it.  Why dismiss it prematurely?

What did I do to deserve having the word "straw man" thrown at me?


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