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"..unreadable crap" - Jimbo Wales on Wikipedia content.
"..total crap" - Gerald Ratner on his wares (speech at the I.O.D in 1991).
My thoughts on wikipedia (the short version):
- Wikipedia is a very different encyclopedia - it has over 500,000 editors who continually change and develop it; it has far more scope and far more articles than any publication in human history; and it is a place for mass dialogue, argument and social interaction. Traditional encyclopedias anyway are not neutral. Selection, editing and narrative are all inevitably ideologically-based even if numerous contarary views appear in the same article. A basic ideological plan is layed and usually stems from the recieved wisdom that abounds. In this era it is bourgeois-dominated. The idea that encyclopedias are simple educational text books that are free from ideology and opinion is infantile and a gross misunderstanding.
- Wikipedia is so important and influential that its ownership and control (including hardware/server) should be taken over by Wikimedia Foundation as a non-profit knowledge resource owned and controlled by Wikipedia editors through a democratic body (see below).
- Wikipedia needs much more accountability of administrators, Arbcom, Bureaucrats, Stewards, and Developers. I think many editors disagree with "This should be no big deal". That statement reminds one of Lenin's thinking immediately after the Russian Revolution .."That this is no paradox anyone can easily see .." , as well as Marx's while in debate with Bakunin - "If Mr Bakunin were familiar just with the position of a manager in a worker's co-operative, he could send all his nightmares about authority to the devil.." - page 99, Marx, A Very Short Introduction by Peter Singer ISBN 0192854054. See also: social class and apparatchik.
- Wikipedia needs a sovereign, legislative 'general council' composed of ALL editors (of more than 4 months standing?) rather than a elite steering committee or 'Arbcom'. The council would be a decision-making body and a deliberative assembly. It would be a conduit for important working groups temporary and permanent, would be able to change Wikipedia's policies when necessary and also be a place for appeals or petitions (more in the general sense of the word). The argument that anyone can go off and 'create their own wikipedia' is untrue and a cop-out. I believe Wikipedia:WikiProject Council is indicative of a development towards that.. and the natural need for or workability of such a body.
- Jimbo Wales needs to give up all excess ownership and control. - now this should be no big deal!
- Wikipedia should be recognised for being the democratic, international organisation that it is or needs to be.
- ^ supreme in rank or authority. - Collins English Mini Dictionary, 1998, HarperCollins ISBN 0004700953
[a critic doesn't get the point of our wiki]
About me and for me
Edited my first article on 6th Sept 2004 ; This page created on 17th Nov 2004
My fr.wikipedia page
Wikipediholic test result: 351 (06/06/06)
Some wikipedia links-
Wikipedia:Interpret all rules
Wikipedia:Administrator Code of Conduct
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion
village pump policy discussion
Check out the policy think tank Abolished, gone daaan the memory 'ole
Wikipedia:Requests for comment
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Quote for the Year
If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose. —Charles Bukowski
other favorite quotes
the utterances of a. partridge
Try the Wikiquote project for an editable archive of quotes
Sergei Tretyakov - Excellent Russian playwright "disappeared" by Stalin.
Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic by Hans Wehr - Best english-arabic dictionary by a German dude
Voight-Kampff machine - The nu-fangled device in PKD's book and the screen adaptation Blade Runner - related to the Turing test?
Post-World War II demobilization strikes - Across the world thousands of military personnel went on strike in order to return home.
Little Fluffy Clouds - Little fluffy clouds and they went on for ever and ever >squeek!<
Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association - advocating authentic gluttony
Mokum Records - started article on noted Dutch record label
The Brain - influential London nightclub and its defunct label Brainiak Records
Hanger 13 - started article on rave venue in Scotland.
Benito Martinez - Claimed to be world's oldest living person. (deceased)
Charlotte Wilson - Founder of Freedom newspaper
Nina Temple - Last general secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain
Warriors of the Boer Nation - Afrikaner 'terrorist' or 'false flag' operation?
Star chart - map to the heavens
Chakri noodles - Using the mysterious Ajwain seed
John Runnings - The Berlin Wall walker
Operation Salaam - German infiltration of WWII Cairo by the 'English Patient' László Almásy
Joel Netshitenzhe - South African politician and possible contender for president.
Breast Cancer Research (Scotland) Scottish cancer charity and scandal.
Moonbeams - Scottish cancer charity and scandal.
Pictish Free State - resuscitated article on a 'micronation initiative'.
[a critic doesn't get the point of our wiki]
Articles i'm interested in
Protest - Caledonia occupation, School Students Against War, Protests against the Vietnam War, Protests against the Iraq War, 2006 labor protests in France
Military Covenant, Forces parliament, Liberal democracy, Stephen Poliakoff, Leon Trotsky-(Kronstadt bit and other massacres/industrialisation), Penal labour - NOW STARTED BY User:Mikkalai, Russian Civil War, Bourgeoisie, Working class, Bonapartism, labour discipline/labor discipline, Wikiversity, Posthumanism, Transhumanism, The Troubles, Dublin and Monaghan Bombings, Requested articles - Culture and fine arts, Counts of Toulouse, Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
terrorism, capitalism, free market, Global financial system, September 11, 2001 attacks, History of South Africa in the apartheid era, proletariat, Sociocultural evolution, Bourgeoisie, private property, History of technology, Law of Accelerating Returns, Technological singularity, Capital accumulation, Conspicuous consumption, Commodity fetishism, Superprofit, Relations of production, Socially necessary labour time, Means of production, Spanish Civil War, Spanish Revolution, Anarchism in Spain, Oliver Law, Second Spanish Republic, Confederación Nacional del Trabajo, Federación Anarquista Ibérica, Category:Recovered factories, Accumulation by dispossession, law of value, Gross fixed capital formation, Valorization, Surplus value, Use value, Organic composition of capital Value added, Paul Mattick, Henryk Grossman Cycle of poverty, Great Spirit, Armenian Genocide, Anarchism, dialectic, Libertatia, democracy, Democracy (varieties), Centralia massacre, Democratic structuring, Jo Freeman, May 1968, Gukurahundi, Content analysis, Partmaximum, Workers and Peasants Inspection, Business oligarch, Soviet democracy, Operation PBSUCCESS, Philip Agee, detournement, Sousveillance, Carceral state, political machine, Christoph Meili, Babels, Category:Public bodies and task forces of the United Kingdom government, Human Be-In, Ethnic issues in Japan, David Graeber, Leo Abse, Jonathan Miller, Resettlement of the Jews in England, War of Jenkins' Ear, Piracy in the Caribbean, List_of_combatants in the Mexican Revolution, Otto Neurath, David Harvey (geographer) Productive and unproductive labour, American Institute for Free Labor Development, Forced migration, Tulsa Race Riot, Manifest Destiny, Victorian era, German Revolution, List of human resource management topics, Political economy, Political sociology, Conservative and Unionist Party, Independent Working Class Association, Mau Mau Uprising, Isaac Babel, Erich Mühsam, Kant, Ideology, Huber Matos, Adolphe Thiers, Kronstadt rebellion, scientific reductionism, Evolutionary epistemology, empiricism, Holocaust, War, anarchist economics, Neoclassical economics, Harry Braverman, property, Liberal democracy, division of labour, Dualism (philosophy of mind), The Troubles, Unassigned Lands, Johnson County War, American Indian Movement, Reserve powers, History of Australia since 1901, Economy of scale, Alvin Toffler, Museum of Liverpool Life, Nestor Makhno, Commission for Racial Equality, Federal Analog Act, Pragmatic sanction, Deep map, Treaty of Waitangi, Philip Zhai, David Helvarg, Chen Duxiu, Marinus van der Lubbe, George Seldes, Bernhard Goetz, Michał Kalecki, Caracazo, Chicha press, Inequity aversion, George Herbert Mead, Los Zetas, Korean-Japanese disputes, Leonard Peltier, Sekou Odinga, Lin Newborn, Daniel Shersty, Propaganda Due, Operation Gladio, Stefano Delle Chiaie, Black Legend, Ochlocracy, Peter McLaren, Marginalism, Winter Soldier Investigation, Stuart Hall (cultural theorist), Democratic Left (United Kingdom), New Politics Network, Solidarity (UK), Chip Berlet, Dominionism, David Horowitz, Prosecutorial misconduct, Morris Dees, New Left, Evsei Liberman, LaRouche Movement, Democratic mundialization, Alter-globalization, Anti-globalization, Cosmopolitanism, World government Category:Alumni of the École Nationale d'Administration, John Ralston Saul, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Clone town, *Military action in Lebanon, links to articles targeted by nazis, Wikipedia:List of controversial issues, Al-Andalus, Timeline of the Muslim occupation of the Iberian Peninsula, Opportunity cost, X-efficiency,
anarchism archives: Talk:Anarchism/Archive21 ; Talk:Anarchism/Archive18
Space elevator, Ultimate fate of the Universe, Dragon 32/64, Forth Bridge (railway), Primitivism, Transhumanism, Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics, FM-2030. Phenotype, Our Final Hour, Cryonics, Engines of Creation, Genesis P-Orridge, billhook, Dynamic theory of gravity, Martin B-10, Joe White/American Airlines Flight 191, FADEC, Water jet cutter, Single Lens Reflex, Carl Zeiss, Minox, Betalight, Laser, British Broadcasting Corporation, The Power of Nightmares, CNN effect, 1990-91 United States network television schedule, Polyus spacecraft wow .. is this the payload that brought down USSR ?? Suppressed research in the Soviet Union, Crawler-Transporter, Carbon nanotube, Tachanka, U-matic, Squid cache, Bell's theorem, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Lost cosmonauts, Magnetic sail, List of British rail accidents CB Simulator, History of the Internet, Category:Manufacturing company stubs, List of social networking websites, Gauteng Province, Fairness Doctrine, Media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,
Religion, ritual and spiritualism
List of spirituality-related topics, Gerald Massey, Gnosticism, Henotheism, Afro-American religion, Afro-Latin American, Lukumí, Folk catholicism, Folk religion, Syncretism, Christianity and world religions, African religions, African American culture, Mystery religion, Sabbath (witchcraft), Spiritual Baptist, Spiritism, United States religious history, Magic (paranormal), Culture of Cuba, Yorùbá music, mysticism, Logos, Many-worlds interpretation, Machine Elves, Rastafari movement, Anwar Shaikh, Abdulaziz Sachedina, Hima, Haram, Khalifa, Islamic economics, Fiqh, Darul uloom, Darul Uloom Deoband, Dawah, Liberal movements within Islam, Category:Islamic philosophy, Category:Islam, Naskh (exegesis), Tanzeem-e-Islami, Jamaat-e-Islami, Benedictine Order
55 Cancri, Wow! signal, Taurids, List of asteroids, Scattered disc, Eta Carinae, Gravastar, Giotto probe, Kuiper belt, Ganymede, Ceres, Vesta, 2 Pallas Comet West, Trans-Neptunian object, 50000 Quaoar, 90377 Sedna, 90482 Orcus, 20000 Varuna, 28978 Ixion, Extrasolar planet, Kreutz Sungrazers, 3753 Cruithne, Dactyl (asteroid), 243 Ida, Centaur (planetoid), 2060 Chiron. Apohele asteroid, J002E3, 4769 Castalia, Quantum gravity, Eris ((136199) 2003 UB313, THE tenth planet)??, strange matter, pulsar, Benny Peiser
Desert exploration Łódź Ghetto, Ghetto, Wirral, Socotra, Montparnasse, Tokyo, Senegal, La Ruche, Forest of Dean,, Pruitt-Igoe, The Culture, Fertile Crescent, Mauritania, Acre (part of Brazillian Amazonian Rainforest), Chiltern Hills, Corfu, Somalia, West Wales, Norfolk, Suffolk, Roermond, Nepal, Iwama, Sikkim, Englewood, Tennessee, Gulangyu Island (ripe for obliteration in Taiwan/China war), Pirate Utopia, Babylonia and Assyria, Sakha, Indigirka, West Midlands conurbation, Kirklees
Music and the makers
List of musical events, Border blaster, Nick Drake, bossa nova, cumbia, dance music, house music, techno, ambient, hip hop, rock, blues, reggae, dub reggae, lovers rock, classical music, blues rock, Kraut rock, folk, alt country, whole wheat radio The Cedars, Sleater-Kinney,Howling Bells, Aphex Twin,Banco de Gaia, Future Sound of London, Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, The Groundhogs, Wishbone Ash, Caravan, Celtic Frost, Black Sabbath, Kate Bush, Nick Drake, Nouvelle Vague, Pharcyde, Gravediggaz, Radio Tarifa, Sisters of Mercy, Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, The Kinks, The Orb, Lee Perry, King Tubby, Mantronix, Portishead, The Pixies Pink Floyd, Kevin Saunderson, Ghetto Tech, The Orb, Lee Perry, Stanley Clarke, Sleater-Kinney, Roxanne Shante, House Music, Robert Johnson Cumbia, Luke Vibert, Colonel Hathi, Genesis '88, Chuck D, Jello Biafra, Dirty South, Boards of Canada, Caravan Henry Rollins, Herbie Hancock, dub reggae, Gravediggaz, KRS-One, Dean Martin, Meads of Asphodel, Angstrom, Kate Bush, Eminem, Jimi Hendrix, The KLF, Anabolic frolic, Mokum Records, Johnny Cash, List of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001 attacks, 1
Selected Ambient Works Volume II, Aphex Twin | Music for Airports, Brian Eno | The Ambient Collection, The Art of Noise | Chill Out, The KLF | Lifeforms, Future Sound of London | Rainbow Dome Musick, Steve Hillage | Blade Runner soundtrack, Vangelis | Café del Mar Vols 1+2 | The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld, The Orb | Flying High, Irresistible Force | Gymnopédie, Erik Satie, anything by Banco de Gaia
Other articles of interest
Nymphoides, Lesser celandine, Bracken, Beefsteak fungus, Silver Birch, Cliveden set, Croydon facelift, Michael Oakeshott, MERP, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ross McWhirter, Battle of Crete, Sadie Plant, Aikido, Sleep, Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, Chicago, Coppicing, Massacre of Glencoe, Quebec French profanity, Surface Transportation Board, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Phugoid, Feral children in mythology and fiction, Feral child, Staples Borders Books and Music Co-operatives, John Lewis Partnership, Tesco, Commercial Radio, Kim Philby, MI5, W H Smith; Trade Union, North Sea, Quango, 2000 AD, Friedrich Hayek - intellectual doyen of supra-whimsical bullshit, Ayn Rand - she's just confused.., David and Frederick Barclay, MDA, GlaxoSmithKline, Billy Hughes, Bilderberg Group, Dark Future, Mad Max, Tonkatsu, The Pet Goat, Herbert Draper (painter), First day on the Somme, Vela Incident, Thirty Years' War Luding Bridge, Asma bint Marwan, Shiloh Shepherd Dog, Anne Royall, Elmore Leonard, Aldous Huxley, William Least Heat-Moon, William Gibson, Samuel R. Delany, Mœbius Colley Cibber, Henry Fielding, Southern literature, Alternative comics, Oceanid, miso, Indonesian Chinese, Aloe, Pleiades (star cluster), Fungi, Daisy, Altai (amazing asian mountains), bonobo - our closest cousin, apple, Bill Hicks, Chinchilla, Degu, Second Battle of Gaza -monumental fuck-up/massacre, Paul Feyerabend -rebel scientist Structure of Scientific Revolutions -science and elites etc, Pierre Joseph Proudhon, Hegel, Second Industrial Revolution, Cybernetics, Pond, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Curtis Lemay -yankee war criminal, George Orwell, surveillance - watch out! Toba catastrophe theory, Hugo Award, F.R. Benson, Henry Ainley
Non-Indo-European roots of Germanic languages, Language and Linguistics in Frank Herbert's Dune, Man Ray, Lee Miller, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky - ultra-cool daddy of rockets and spaceflight etc etc, Mexican-American War, Coordinatorism, Tiswas, Grey Pug, History of early Arab Egypt, Category:Arabic languages, Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, Hainanese chicken rice, Soul food, Cranachan, Scallop, Thousand-year egg, Color space, Logical_fallacies, Honcho, Isle of the Dead, Pale, Paradoxes, Yukio Mishima, Cyclothymia, Gothic Lolita, Yerba mate, Lagniappe, Life on the Mississippi
Krungthepmahanakornamornratanakosinmahintarayutthayamahadilokphopnopparatrajathaniburiromudomrajaniwesmahasatharnamornphimarnavatarnsathitsakkattiyavisanukamprasit Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński, Musical notation, Intellectual property in the People's Republic of China, Persian Corridor, Whale fall, Daniel von Blumenthal, Degu, Jorge Gonzales, Space-time theories of consciousness, Iconic memory, Mandan, Seminole, Classical mechanics, Quantum mechanics, Fundamental interaction, Unsolved problems in physics, Torsion bar experiment, Gravitational radiation, Black Sea deluge theory, War games in progress on September 11, 2001, Ahdaf Soueif, Drumming, Arabic Literature
Books i have read and can recommend
Thomas Kuhn and the Science Wars (Postmodern Encounters S.), Ziauddin Sardar ISBN 1840461365
Blue Highways: a Journey into America, William Least Heat-Moon ISBN 0395585686
The History of the Countryside<, Oliver Rackham ISBN 1842124404
Anarchism, Sean Sheehan ISBN 1861891695
Karl Marx and the Anarchists, Paul Thomas ISBN 0710206852
The Man in the High Castle, Philip K Dick ISBN 0141186674
Auschwitz: A Doctors's Eye-witness Account, Dr Miklos Nyisli ISBN 559702028
The First World War, A.J.P Taylor ISBN 0140024816
The Time of the Gypsies, Michael Stewart ISBN 0813331994
The Western Lands, William S. Burroughs ISBN 0330305115
Ideology, David Hawkes ISBN 0415098092
Ideology: A Very Short Introduction, Michael Freeden ISBN 019280281
Zapotec Struggles, Howard Campbell et al (Editors) ISBN 1560982934
Some selected external links
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