[Commons-l] Fwd: [Gendergap] Photo of the Day on Wikimedia Commons

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Tue May 17 14:36:47 UTC 2011

On Tue, 17 May 2011, Andreas Kolbe wrote:
> the importanceof manga in the overall "sum of human knowledge" is actually minute.

The importance of any single subject in the overall sum of human knowledge 
is actually minute.

Presuming you actually mean the relative importance, the value of manga is 
much larger than some other subjects. I say this because it is both a 
significant element of contemporary Japanese culture both in Japan and 
abroad. It is at least as significant, and arguably more so, than the 
American Marvel Comics, DC Comics, etc combined.

Whether this image is a good representation of the genre is an entirely 
different question. Just like whether you think 
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Retman.png is a good image to 
represent western comics or not does not mean you think the genre is 
significant or not.

Chris McKenna

cmckenna at sucs.org

The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes,
but with the heart

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