[Foundation-l] "The problem with Wikipedia..."

phoebe ayers phoebe.wiki at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 20:37:08 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 1:19 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Here's the phrase in a 1988 sociology paper:
> http://jpart.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/pdf_extract/1/1/19
> I'd call it a pretty obvious play on words, though, so I really doubt
> we got it from that.
> Anyone got a complete wikien-l archive to grovel through?
> - d.

going back that far it might be on wikipedia-l, I think, and Joseph
Reagle has done quite a bit of work analyzing that -- maybe he can
help. We're looking for the orgins of the quote: "The problem with
Wikipedia is that it only works in theory. It could
never work in practice."

-- phoebe

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