The Longest Now


Foo 2.0 : deletion debate and resolution
Friday September 01st 2006, 6:25 pm
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The result of the Great Wikipedia “Foo 2.0” debate of August 2006 : See the enterprise social software page and the social computing discussion page.  Please contribute to the quality of those articles, still in sad shape and hardly a useful reference for any audience.

As always, it amazes me that so many people — homemakers, high school students, firemen — who simply care about the development of a reference work can be as sensitive to nuance and level-headed in academic discussions as academics (who have devoted much of their life to scholarly discourse).  It makes me at once proud and disappointed by our civilization; that all manner of subtleties can be picked up without special training; and that much capability is untapped through ignorance or denial of this.

But I’m ranting again, when I should be describing how to add constructively to WP.  Until then… find a hill to fly a kite this long weekend, be kind to your neighbors and good to your family, and don’t labor too long or hard.

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