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Question: Do you use Wikipedia?  (Voting closed: December 04, 2005, 09:26:28 PM)
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« on: December 04, 2005, 09:26:28 PM »

and yet on topic too.

This article in the NYT about Wikipedia covers a number of non-poetry issues has wrestled: anonymity, accuracy, defamation, privacy, and revenge.

"People will be defamed," he said. "But that's the way free speech is. Think about the gossip world. It spreads. There's no way to correct it, period. Wikipedia is not immune from that kind of maliciousness, but it is, relative to other features of life, more easily corrected."

Indeed, Esther Dyson, editor of Release 1.0 and a longtime Internet analyst, said Wikipedia may, in that sense, be better than real life.

"The Internet has done a lot more for truth by making things easier to discuss," she said. "Transparency and sunlight are better than a single point of view that can't be questioned."

"You especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it -- don't cheat with it. -- Ernest Hemingway
Alan Cordle
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