On Sunday 29 February 2004 22:41, Daniel P.B.Smith wrote:
Yeah, right. I'm sure they'll understand why
Phillips Exeter has an
article and Choate (now Choate Rosemary Hall) doesn't.
Why Bronx High School of Science has an article and La Guardia High
School of Music and Art (of _Fame_ fame) does not.
Why Cal Tech gets five paragraphs, Princeton gets seven, Harvard gets
fourteen, and MIT gets thirty-six. (This means the section on MIT's
_architecture_ is longer than the _entire article on Princeton._)
Why Radiology has nine paragraphs and Cytology gets one sentence.
Why Marianne Moore gets eight paragraphs and Vachel Lindsay gets
"Vachel Lindsay (1879 - December 5, 1931) was an American poet born in
It doesn't bother me at all on the Web, but I think the slogan
"Wikipedia is not paper" may turn out to have an uncomfortable amount
of truth in it.
If this becomes a serious issue, I think that it could be solved by publishing
separate topical encyclopedias. For example, "Wikipedia of Informatics",
"Wikipedia of Mathematics" and so on, for every topic that is complete.