On 4/20/05, Jimmy Wales <jwales(a)wikia.com> wrote:
I think people are unfortunately eager to see a war where there isn't
one -- at least not from my side. Larry deserves credit for his work,
and no less.
Perhaps that's the Crossfire culture we live in these days. As John Stewart
would say, egging this debate on is "hurting Wikipedia."
I'm glad you brought up NPOV vs. unbiased. In the essay, Larry mentions that
this newfangled NPOV as a term was unnecessary, as the term unbiased would
suffice. I disagree. I'm glad the project uses NPOV and created its own
vision for the concept, because journalists in general scoff at the idea of
an unbiased writer, reporter or editor. It would make Wikipedia more
Making NPOV a term the project could define and make its own was a