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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Another deeply critical Register article: Why Wikipedia isn't like Linux. It isn't like linux, in the way programming isn't like writing: humans are better at reading text than computers are at reading code, so writing can be wrong in ways that code can't (code and writing can both be misguided, of course). But orders of magnitude more people know how to write than know how to code -- wikipedia has the advantage of scale.

This is also an excuse to link to my Wikipedia/Linux comparison.

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