2008/12/26 Jacky PB <dpotop1(a)yahoo.com>om>:
I may rephrase this as follows: I believe the job of
is not to create results, but to put them into a social and
historical perspective, and reveal to the general reader the
relations between pieces of
knowledge. To do this, not being a specialist is not a problem,
on the contrary. This actually corresponds to the first job of a
junior scientist: Bibliography search.
I view our job at Wikipedia as channelling our inner Isaac Asimov. At
least a bit.