wikipedia and dogme and stuff. Again......
- View SourceDid you read this yesterday in The Observer?
Interesting, in light of the recent thread here, but also, if you read,
when you get about halfway, you'll start noticing parallels with dogme,
and with this group. That's what I felt, at least. Dennis came to mind,
for example.... (NOT as a troll, I hasten to add!) Obviously, dogme
isn't so huge, or far-reaching, but....... see what you think!
Hope you're well and warm,
- View SourceEgoistically, I'm intrigued why I came to Fiona's mind when she read the
article about Wikipedia.
As far as I could see, though, the issue of inaccuracy was not mentioned and
that is what troubles a lot of people in Germany.
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- View SourceAh, but I would say that the inaccuracy issue is addressed on two
One, by saying that errors or inappropriate stuff such as narcissism
and vandalism are picked up so fast that the articles are being nit-
combed constantly by these truth seekers, many of whom have OCS
tendencies. Sticklers. Probably truth snobs.
Anyway, as you can see with this group, you only need to post a
spelling error and someone'll pick up on it within a `knowledge
community' like this. I spelt the Russian alphabet wrong and you
wouldn't believe how many off-list messages I got ....... ;-))
Secondly, it's also addressed by the philosophical reference (I'm not
familiar with Friedrich von Hayek, I'm afraid, but his namesake
Nietzsche had a similar take on truth and reality, as far as I
recall - long time since university). The fact that truth is the sum
of partial understandings (or of all possible perspectives) means
that in any case Truth and Accuracy are elusive. Anything that's
verifiable is generally checked by the Wikiphiles, and I think you'll
find that if you watch an article over a few days, it may change.
Life's like that. Flux. Is any reference book reliable? Why are some
names more Reliable than others? We have that tendency here in this
group. If Henry or Peter or Sylvia said it, there must be some truth
in it, but why are they more of a measuring stick than Dennis or Rob
or Sue, and so on?
I'm getting carried away. Accuracy. It's fluency that counts in the
long run, anyway. At least in my book, as is often probably obvious
(see the Russian alphabet above I daren't even try to spell it,
hehehehe). The rest is space and time.
Re. `reminds me of you': Don't worry; it was neither 'soft-
pornography' nor 'yada-yada'. I'm sure lots of others can work it
out, then the truth will be the sum of.................. yeah. OK.
> Egoistically, I'm intrigued why I came to Fiona's mind when sheread the
> article about Wikipedia.mentioned and
> As far as I could see, though, the issue of inaccuracy was not
> that is what troubles a lot of people in Germany.
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