[Wikipedia-l] Re: wikipedia in China

Fred Bauder fredbaud at ctelco.net
Fri Sep 24 12:32:24 UTC 2004

Barring some major collapse Wikipedia will soon have a major international
presence on the internet. However we need to be cautious to not let our
mouth outrun our gun. Soon means 5 or 10 years.


> From: Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net>
> Reply-To: wikipedia-l at Wikimedia.org
> Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 04:47:42 -0700
> To: wikipedia-l at Wikimedia.org
> Subject: Re: [Wikipedia-l] Re: wikipedia  in China
> Erik Moeller wrote:
>> When a really big bully pushes you, you may
>> try to reason with him first. Perhaps you can bribe him, or you can hope
>> that he will pick on the other kids and leave you alone.
>> But that's what all the other kids do, and that's why the bully has his
>> power in the first place. And if you grant him that power, then he will
>> use it and still abuse you. If at that point you are worried about the
>> bully's "sensitivities", you are already a slave at heart.
>> Sometimes you have to push back.
> In other words you need a bigger and better gang to out-bully the
> bullies. :-)
> Ec
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