On 12/6/05, Martin Osterman <stonewallgrant(a)gmail.com> wrote:
First of all, I don't think that Jimbo ever
expected that Wikipedia would
become this popular and widespread. The quote you use was made FOUR YEARS
ago. A lot has changed in four years' time.
I know. But human nature hasn't changed much in that time.
And both Jimbo and I expected Wikipedia would become this popular and
Now, I don't profess to know why we were the last
to find out... that could
be for any number of reasons. However, I think that this experiment is
going to yield interesting results, and for that reason I endorse it. (Not
as if anything needs my endorsing since I'm just one editor among hundreds)
What annoys me particularly is pretending that this is an experiment.
It's not. It's a permanent policy change.
Who's willing to bet that I'm wrong?