And, Then, Six Hours Later

March 4th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

The husband often tells us that someday we will have a wiki*. For a long time, we got away with pretending to confuse a useful tool with a frou-frou drink garnished with fruit and paper umbrellas. Our strategy was sound — we were testing the limits of his patience by making explain the same concept over and over and over.

And over.

It was about the time he declared that he couldn’t take it any more, he had to make an adjustment to the entry about the Pasadena parrots that we gave up the game. For the record, the entry now correctly states that the parrots are a year-round phenomenon.

Anything by the people and for the people and editable by other people is bound to have some inaccuracies. But we never felt tradtional encyclopedias gave us a full picture. They had to pick and choose what information to include. Or, to put it another way, they made decisions about what information to exclude.

If you haven’t used the wikipedia yet, don’t worry you will. The only question is: will you be a consumer or a contributor?

* – Technically we do, we’ve simply been too busy to do anything about it.

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