[WikiEN-l] Re: Illegitimate block.

Jimmy (Jimbo) Wales jwales at wikia.com
Wed Jan 26 23:12:38 UTC 2005

David Gerard wrote:
> Wikipedia is not primarily an experiment in Internet democracy. It's a
> project to write an encyclopedia.

This should be printed out and handed to every single person on the
planet.  I think I'll start a new nonprofit organzation to do that.
Wikimedia will give everyone an encyclopedia.  The new organization
will give everyone a piece of paper explaining: it's an encyclopedia,
not an experiment in democracy.

We *are* a grand social experiment of course.  But not _primarily_.

Well said.


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