From Dave Winer:
“The comment thread that followed Nick Carr’s piece about Wikipedia illustrates the mistake of the most zealous Wikipedia advocates, they fail to set expectations accurately, and then, when someone like Carr takes their hype at face value, they attack him for not knowing how Wikipedia really works.“
Again, I like Wikipedia – yardy yar – but I agree with Dave and Nick. The zealots are all-too-quick to circle the wagons when they sense they’re being attacked. As Dave rightly points out, “it’s anti-intellectual”. It’s certainly self-defeating.
I hope Wikipedia get the balance right, I really do. I hope they don’t make the same mistakes DMOZ did.