Making It Easier

An intersting piece on Wikipedia’s citation policy and undocumented (not-written) cultural knowledge. “Publishing is a system of power and I mean that in a completely pleasant, accepting sense,” he said mischievously. “But it leaves out people.” via A Push to Redefine Knowledge at Wikipedia – NYTimes.com. Throwing away the rules of citation and verification isn’t… Continue reading Making It Easier

The effect of the Internet on journalism

[…] some of the fear about the decline of the traditional media industry stems from a fear of losing control over the machine he calls “The Epiphanator” — that giant engine that churns out happy and sad stories with tidy beginnings and satisfying conclusions. In its place we are seeing something much more like the… Continue reading The effect of the Internet on journalism