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Our James II is Bigger than their James II
Sunday December 19th 2004, 12:12 am
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Wikipedia surpasses Britannica observes Forbes
magazine after asking American Heritage managing editor
Frederick Allen to inspect some ‘pedias. 

Even the
Wikipedia’s James II of Britain article beat Britannica in size, reach
and outside references.

Choosing between “the Wikipedia” or “Wikipedia” as the referent of
choice is a matter in on which the Wiki style mavens have yet to weigh.

Our James II is Bigger than their James II …

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just “Wikipedia”, they say!

Comment by britta 12.23.04 @ 3:59 am

That’s obviously how we use it in our own circles… I’m about to post a longer note here and to the mailing list including further instances of “the Wikipedia”. It has a different undertone and meaning — suggesting that we are the unique Wiki ‘pedia, rather than some reference work whose name is “wikipedia”…

Comment by sj 12.23.04 @ 4:41 am

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