[Sca-Cooks] Pasties article in the new T.I.

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Mon Jul 30 07:27:50 PDT 2007

>Second, T.I. articles are not expected to be as detailed as C.A., but
>clearly those with an historical slant need to be a bit better. And i
>understand, from discussion on another list, that people affiliated
>with T.I. are working to put together a committee to review articles
>that purport to be historical for accuracy.

That would be a good thing. C.A. at one point set up a reviewing 
system; I reviewed one for them. But preventing this particular 
problem didn't require that, since the problem was not inadequate use 
of scholarly resources but the attempt to get a result without 
evidence to support it. It's hard to imagine someone competent to 
edit T.I. who doesn't realize that the existence of a word in 
thirteenth century French doesn't imply the existence of the object 
that the corresponding word referred to in 19th century English.

>This was the new editing team's first issue and they might get
>better. I'm not holding my breath, but i'm also not going to make

I may be wrong, but I think it was the old team's last issue.
David Friedman

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