On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
We're shrinking because we've already written
most of the stuff we
want to include.
This is orthogonal to the main conversation here, but this is not nearly the
We've picked off a lot of low hanging fruit, approaching all of it. Things
which haven't been dealt with include figuring out where a more liberal
livable line lies in the inclusionism question, and filling in a lot of semi
specialist topics which are currently woefully underrepresented. There are
whole fields of engineering and science that we have barely scratched the
surface of at the moment.
A month-ish ago, I spent a week putting together an article on one
explosives engineering topic which was completely missing... leaving us with
about 95% of that field still uncovered so far.
Aerospace engineering is poorly covered.
Automobile engineering is somewhat covered, but not with really good
articles. Rocketry needs a lot more. Astrodynamics needs a lot more.
Naval architecture and ship design topics are poorly covered now.
Three of the last eight highly technical terms I went looking for
information on weren't in Wikipedia in any significant way, across a bunch
This is just what's on my mind right now. Every time I've looked at it I've
found more gaps.
I could spend the rest of my life adding information to Wikipedia, at this
rate, if I didn't have to have a day job and didn't want to go sit on a
beach. Hopefully we can over time add more new editors / contributors in
these fields so I don't have to 8-P
-george william herbert