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Wikipedia and aircraft repair manuals don't have the same purpose, and their writers don't require the same qualifications.
From: Porrello, Leonard
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 4:37 PM
To: 'Ed'; 'RÃdacteur en chef'; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: WIKIPEDIA
"So what's the alternative? Only let "qualified" writers with "life experience" edit Wikipedia?"
In short, yes. Would you want under-qualified writers with little or no experience writing aircraft repair manuals?
"Democracy often ain't pretty."
And truth isn't democratic.
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