Nicholas Carr nails it!

On the Wikipedia/New York Times debacle, Nicholas Carr nails it in this post.

Quote:

“In the byzantine world of Wikipedia, with its arcane language, titles, and rules, Essjay wore the robes of a wizard. He was allowed to stand beside – and to serve – Jimbo the White. Together, they would bring “knowledge” to the unenlightened masses. But then the Wizard Essjay tried to slip through the gates of the real. Now the game is up. “

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