Posted by: Margaret Rouse
|“The question is whether there are multiple distinct niches that a single encyclopedia can’t serve simultaneously.
If multiple niches existed, you might see different encyclopedias evolving to fill each niche. But I’m having a hard time imagining what those different niches might be.
A single, comprehensive encyclopedia would seem to be more useful to almost everyone than multiple, smaller encyclopedias. If that’s true, then barring major screw-ups, Wikipedia will be the dominant wiki-based encyclopedia for the foreseeable future.”
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