[Foundation-l] More on Wikimedia strategic planning

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Sat May 2 17:09:21 UTC 2009

geni wrote:
> 2009/5/1 phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki at gmail.com>:
>> Besides, this is a (slightly long) generation, which makes a useful
>> human-scaled measure to think in. I really want my kids, at some
>> point, to be able to say in exasperation, "Mom, this isn't *your*
>> Wikipedia anymore!" Or better yet: "Grandma, we are sick and tired of
>> hearing how you had to write your own markup, both ways in the snow!
>> We edit through the power of our minds now, OK?! Sheesh!"
>> -- phoebe
> If wikipedia like collections of information are still being written
> by human beings in a couple of decades I will be rather surprised.
> We've already to a large extent reached the point where the quickest
> way to fill in info boxes would be computers making suggestions and
> humans sanity checking them.
This sounds like a nightmare scenario.  The problem is that as long as 
we are focussed on filling in boxes we fail to think outside the box.


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