Books are foundation of Wikipedia.org. The Free Encyclopedia is a wonder of the modern world, and the avoidance of books is the end of 'inteligencia.
I am Andy Lee Graham, fully aware that wise readers could read this article and come to the conclusion that they should never read another word I write on the Internet.
I have written over 7,000 articles in the 14 year history of HoboTraveler.com. This means that I have obsessed on a specific issue, world travel, over 7,000 times. Yet, there is no way to use my writing as a reference for Wikipedia.org until I have obsessed this into paper book form. I am essentially a non-writer for Wikipedia's purposes. I am considered too dumb for Wikipedia.org, and this is fine: The organization thrives on rules. Wikipedia.org is correct according to its rules ... but this does not prove that I am not an expert in the field of travel.
What is a published book?
It is the child of a mind that has obsessed at least 25 times on the same subject to the point that reading on a computer is painful.
What is an Internet article?
It is when a person writes down his or her opinion about his or her obsession of the day.
The longer a person obsesses, the greater the chance that he or she derives clarity from the tons of amorphous articles he or she read, in which common universal truths were repeated until they were impossible to avoid.
Simple people who write books have obsessed on specific subjects long enough to be trusted. When in doubt, only read articles written by authors of books and avoid the others. In this way, we can prioritize our “inteligencia.”
Hola Andy, como estas? Usted. sabe escribir bueno en Espanol! Es tan bueno saber differentes lenguas. Learning Spanish is one of the best things I ever did. Although my Spanish is far from perfect, it has been good enough to get me through Espana, Mexico y Guatemala. Of course, the fact that my father (R.I.P.) was an Italian immigrant to NYC and taught me Italian sure helped me with Spanish, as the 2 languages are fairly similar. I can NOW travel to Spain, Mexico, Central America South America (Brazil excluded!) and can communicate with the people of all those countries. You also are seen as less of a "Gringo" if you can speak decent Spanish. I was in Europe last in 2011, and I was amazed that SO many Europeans can speak 2,3 or more languages! Why are so many Americans "Foreign Language Phobic?" BTW, I learned more Spanish from Puerto Rican kids in my native NYC than from any school or "Rosetta Stone," or "expert teachers." I would have never learned the street slang I learned in Mexico and Guatemala from any school! Que te vaya bien, amigo y que Dios te bendiga! ---Sal53