[Taxacom] data quality vs. data security: a survey

Stephen Thorpe s.thorpe at auckland.ac.nz
Fri Feb 12 00:33:52 CST 2010

Oh, quoting me out of context, eh? :-)

I also have feet in both camps, so that wasn't a criticism (on re-reading what I wrote it sounds like one), and still you don't answer my question: how does the existence of EOL (you said 'am VERY excited about what the IT folk (among whom I also dwell) are up to -- including ALA, including EOL') facilitate more species descriptions by Richard Pyle?

I think I know your basic argument - the less time spent in the library or online hunting down references and things, the more time out and about "in the sunshine" making discoveries ... but I think Wikispecies can help with that, and probably more so than EOL ...

From: Richard Pyle [deepreef at bishopmuseum.org]
Sent: Friday, 12 February 2010 7:30 p.m.
To: Stephen Thorpe; 'Bob Mesibov'
Subject: RE: [Taxacom] data quality vs. data security: a survey

Hi Stephen,

Well.... I guess we are both in agreement on at least one point:

> Richard Pyle and others
> may have a foot in both camps, but I just don't get his argument



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