[Novalug] OT - Wikipedia and the art of censorship
RossPatterson at Comcast.Net
Sun Aug 19 22:24:13 EDT 2007
At 19:26 8/19/2007, Dan Arico wrote:
>Now imagine Wikipedia with DRM. Whoever controls the DRM gets to rewrite
>history as he pleases.
That's the traditional encyclopedia, of course. But there's no
monopoly on the writing of encyclopedias, and there are differences
of opinion between them.
>There's one open source project that is desperately needed because of
>this problem - open source text books.
Why? Other than a $0.00 price tag, what does an open source textbook
give us that we don't already have? There are lots of alternative
perspectives in print about history, the soft sciences, and even the
hard sciences. Heck, even mathematics! And don't get me started on
the liberal arts - *nobody* can agree on what to say in those areas.
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