The Longest Now

Wikis abound
Thursday June 29th 2006, 7:15 pm
Filed under: SJ

I can’t seem to stop editing new wikis.  Here’s one that’s even gotten me to journal…

Wikis abound …

Monday June 19th 2006, 11:43 pm
Filed under: Too weird for fiction

I’m not sure what to make of this.   What a fabulous site license 🙂

In other dredged-up quotes from the Phil S. poetry cellar: “He indicated that he took issue with my comma usage, but that yes, absolutely, he felt that this was appropriate…”

Biowiki …

Wikipedia nation : How not to steal a sidekick 2
Monday June 19th 2006, 12:32 pm
Filed under: %a la mod

Sometimes, entering the factory to see how sausages are made can be fascinating and rewarding.  Wikipedia is a fun factory in this regard; you never know if you’re going to be rewarded or confused.

How NOT to steal a Sidekick 2” was an article created last week based on an internet meme, garnering 70+ edits before being deleted for insufficient notability (not to mention poor article titling).  The deletion discussion I linked to above ran for a standard 5 days, and included new and veteran contributors to the site (as most such do).  It demonstrates many aspects of how this new breed of information amateur (in the traditional sense) is helping define relevance, utility, and authority (in the authority file sense) online.

The motivations and suggestsions made on that page are fascinating, and make me proud to be part of that community.  As does the ever-improving Manual of Style; one of the three great Wikipedian products… but that’s a thought for another post.

Travel scholarships for Wikimania
Sunday June 18th 2006, 6:24 pm
Filed under: %a la mod

Travel scholarships are available for Wikimania attendees.  Applications are due by June 26. 

Travel scholarships for Wikimania …

Pulp Decameron
Wednesday June 07th 2006, 8:31 pm
Filed under: chain-gang

He indicated that he took issue with my comma usage, but that yes, absolutely, he felt that this was appropriate…

God bless Phil S. and his department’s sense of humor.  Where do these paranoid tendencies come from?  I hear they can sweep entire organizations and countries in a trice.  Hmmmmm.

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