[Foundation-l] "The problem with Wikipedia..."
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Thu Jun 17 20:12:22 UTC 2010
This is the best source of the "zeroth law" of Wikipedia:
I believe people have tried to track down the original coiner, but
noone really knows.
2010/6/17 Jon Harald Søby <jhsoby at gmail.com>:
> Yes, it's communism that works in theory but not in practice. :-)
> 2010/6/17 Dan Rosenthal <swatjester at gmail.com>
>> Isn't the quote backwards? "The problem with Wikipedia is that it only
>> works in practice. It could never work in theory"?
>> On Jun 17, 2010, at 4:03 PM, Sue Gardner wrote:
>> > "The problem with Wikipedia is that it only works in theory. It could
>> > never work in practice."
>> > I've seen that quote attributed to Jimmy, and also to Miikka Ryokas,
>> > quoted by Noam Cohen in his NY Times story about Virginia Tech. But
>> > neither of them, I think, originated it.
>> > Does anyone have a good attribution for first use of that quote? (I'm
>> > using it in a presentation and want to attribute if I can.)
>> > Thanks,
>> > Sue
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