Saturday, June 30, 2007

Citizendium: a better wikipedia

I bet you all know Wikipedia; instead of "google it" sometimes you might here a chap say "try wikipedia", then you use the google search engine to figure out what wikipedia is (anorthodox way, but hey, it almost always works!). But in wikipedia anyone can edit it, and by the time someone fixes possible errors, people can get the wrong idea about an article. That's where Citizendium takes its place - to create a wikipedia based upon sources.

The name is not much if you ask me, my suggestion for a better name would be compendium because that's what it is, a "concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work" (thank you princeton's wordnet). But the articles within Citizendium will contain a sum of laconic(concise) opinions over the subject of the article. People writing the articles must use their real names (You can run but you can't hide comes to mind...). It's a better way of providing a free yet unique encyclopaedia to the greedy world of capitalism.

The only thing keeping you apart from is some knowledge, a list of reliable internet sources and an email! So activate your substantia grisea to type and join in for some more *accurate* and *globally approved* geeky stuff, to make your brain blow out of the many info you will encounter (not gonna happen in real life)

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. --Aristotle (Αριστοτέλης for the proud greek in origin readers)

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