Libertarians ought to be awfully-pleased about the availability of resources like Wikipedia – not only that, but the philosophy behind it.
There are a few things I have looked for there that have not been logged up by some madman, but not many. You have to try hard to outsmart it. You can even find rather-obscure German WW1- fighting ships, like Roon, for instance, which is an almost-unknown andactually quite interesting boat….
Will this object become the largest single document or library in Man’s history? (I don’t count Google, as it’s not really a unitary URL.)
Here, I want to discuss an issue that has been bugging me for some time. In the British Soviet State Brainwashing education system, most teachers I have come across badmouth and slate Wikipedia, and discourage their pupils from using it – even in some cases to thee xtent of disallowing refs and info quoted from there, in projects. their case rests on:-
“It is bound to be inaccurate and biased, because anyone can edit it”.
Now to me as a libertarian, I think that when something like Wikipedia attains a sort of critical mass (it has now done) then the tendency for erroneous or misleading info to stay up for long diminishes. The more people that know stuff thet are “on”, the more likely it is that errors of any kind will be corrected fast.
Fred Bloggs and I humorously placed a satirical cartoon about the EU on its page, a few weeks ago – and it was removed in six (6) minutes.
I don’t know: what do you people out there think?