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London bombings showcase Wiki power

This is probably old news to a lot of you, but I can't help being

amazed by how quickly the Wikipedia responded to yesterday's London

terror bombings. There's already a very healthy entry about the attacks.

It's almost like instant history. This is the kind of thing that

traditional publishing, and even non-open-source online publishsing,

could never match—timely, peer-reviewed, relatively impartial,

always-up-to-date documentation on a challenging subject. Small silver

lining amongst the dark clouds, I suppose.


It's at times like this that I think we should wiki-tize the whole

TechRepublic site, turn every article and download into an open-source

item that can be peer-edited and reviewed. No procedures would fall out

of date. No adjunct corrolaries would be ignored. Our members would be

both producers and consumers, with our editors simply serving as

gatekeepers and referees. Something to think about.

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