Overheard: Word of the Day

Nov 29 2007   3:15PM GMT

Overheard: Citizendium has more problems than just a difficult name to pronounce

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

tim_lee.jpg “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.”

Tim Lee, quoted in Larry Sanger says “tipping point” approaching for expert-guided Citizendium wiki

More on Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica.

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