The New York Timesreported that Macmillan Publishing is unveiling DynamicBooks, a Wikipedia-like system that allows logged-in instructors to modify textbooks online. Though customizable online textbooks already exist, DynamicBooks ups the ante by allowing fine-tuning of individual sentences without consulting the original authors. Macmillan will reserve the right to remove objectionable material. The customized textbooks will be available in various venues, often at one-third the cost of traditional textbooks.
Jimbo Wales chatted about Wikipedia with David Mathison on his "Be The Media" show at Blogtalkradio for roughly a half-hour on 17 February. Jimbo began speaking at 22:46 into the show (downloadable MP3). Fellow commentator JD Lasica later covered the interview at Socialmedia.biz.