On 2/18/06, Steve Bennett <stevage(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Matt Brown <morven(a)byz.org> wrote:
I think to a degree Wikipedia has reached that
stage Usenet did, where
suddenly the influx of new people is beyond the rate at which they
tend to acclimate to the older culture. There are so many newbies
that a newbie-culture can develop without having to join the existing
Is this true? It's a fairly bold statement...is there evidence for it?
Only anecdotally, and personal experience/feeling. However, having
lived on Usenet before Things Changed, I get a "I've seen this before"
Not saying the result has to be the same, of course, but I think
things are changing here.