Monday, December 19, 2005

Wikipedia alternative aims to be 'PBS of the Web'

"No no," says Mr. Wiki. "Yes, yes," the upstart rejoins, "we're the *real* authority for meaning in the digital world. Don't listen to those other people behind the curtain. They're wrong. Why? We have PhD's from Phoenix University, that's why. And because we say so, and we're the *real* authority" nauseum.

Well, maybe. At least for this week.

Real academics. True recursivity. How refreshing.

In the TV world, PBS is the abbreviation for "Public Broadcast System." A well respected informational source that takes pride in it's devotion to vetted information.

In the virtual world, and keeping in mind that on the Internet, no one knows you're a dog, this more readily dilutes into (and Wikipedia will have the definition as soon as someone posts it anonymously) "Public Bull---- Site."

More techno-babble, is all. article here:

Bah. Humbug.

Ebeneezer Grinch

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