[WikiEN-l] Trivia and popular culture sections

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Mon Feb 27 21:37:19 UTC 2006

Steve Bennett wrote:

>On 2/25/06, The Cunctator <cunctator at gmail.com> wrote:
>>What makes Wikipedia great is that it doesn't make the arbitrary and
>>elitist distinction between high and low culture, but democratically
>>includes information that its audience thinks is of interest.
>Great according to whom?
How about the same audience that made [[Guinness World Records]] the 
greatest in-copyright best seller of all time, or that followed 
[[Ripley's Believe It or Not!]]  in the early part of the century, or 
that led to repeated editions of Haydn's ''Dictionary of Dates" in the 
19th century.


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