>From the Sydney Morning Herald:
"In a move to take on Wikipedia, the *Encyclopedia Britannica* is inviting
the hoi polloi to edit, enhance and contribute to its online version.
New features enabling the inclusion of this user-generated content will be
rolled out on the encyclopedia's website over the next 24 hours, *
Britannica's* president, Jorge Cauz, said in an interview today." (More in
<<In a message dated 1/29/2009 10:31:33 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> I had sent him a scathing email denigrating him for not allowing direct
> For some time, they allowed you to *email* them additions and corrections,
> and I pointed out how ridiculously last decade that was. And how if they
> don't shape up ...like now dude.... they would be history. Buried by
> I notice they didn't mention my name in that article however. Shameless!
It's hard to see what will be accomplished by taunting them in this way.
Rubbing dirt in the faces of the losers is not particularly dignified.
If we really are the winners we need to be more gracious about it.>>
Then you're not understanding what occurred.
What was accomplished is that they *now* allow contributors to make direct
edits to the articles.
They didn't before.
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