Le 19/06/2013 10:37, Jane Darnell a écrit :
The problem with static offline versions of Wikipedia
is that it
doesn't allow any interaction at all, so you are virtually cutting off
the ability of the reader to become an editor. I am sure many people
will feel that prisoners probably don't have a lot of positive
information to contribute, or perhaps would not do this in good faith,
but theoretically there should be some channel back for them to voice
corrections or additions, possibly through some sort of local
I think this application of Wikipedia is great, but it is also
crippled. If we had an incubator system where this type of offline
application of Wikipedia could collect edits in a daily batch process
for intermediate curation it would be good. Something like this might
also useful for education programs with kindergartens or grade
schools. We have claimed in the past that a 17-year-old can be smarter
than a Ph.D. on any specific issue, but actually, age or environment
is arbitrary, no?
I agree. The problem with life is that you will never get everything you
want. The good news is: You still have plenty of opportunities and this
is already a lot!
* We know this is used as an "entry door" for other cultural/educative
activities by part of the prisoners
* We will try to encourage prisoners to contribute and try to animate
Wikipedia centric activities - similar approach as in the Afripedia project.
Regarding the asynchronous contributions: This is a pretty complicated
topic which (often) deals with challenging technical and cultural
issues. But discussion if pretty open and new experimentations are welcome.
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