Thursday, October 27, 2005

wikipedia and the O.E.D.

You read the Professor and the Madman? I was just thinking that the O.E.D was created using the an army of volunteer fanatics - just the way that Wikipedia is being created now. Turns out Lawrence Lessig allready thought of this point (see the link in the title of this post). So the power of huge numbers of people motivated by the desire to learn and contribute to other's learning is not new- all that's new is how efficiently they can do it.

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