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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Wiki Wiki Bang Bang

In The New Yorker, Stacy Schiff traces the rise and growing importance of Wikipedia. Interestingly enough, both Jorge Cauz, Britannica’s president, and Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia's founder, use musical analogies to compare the two. Cauz says, “Wikipedia is to Britannica as ‘American Idol’ is to the Juilliard School." And here's Wales: "Wikipedia is to Britannica as rock and roll is to easy listening." Rock on.


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