From: Ed <hamonwry12 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "'Porrello, Leonard'" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>, 'RÃdacteur en chef' <editorialstandards -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:57:41 -0500

We have that. It's called "encyclopedia brittanica". I used to have a set called "world book". I'm fairly certain neither has entries about airplane repair. For the record, Wikipedia doesn't, either.

Perhaps we could instead use Wikipedia as a teaching tool for those naÃve 25-year-old males. Improve their writing, and maybe wikipedia's quality improves, too. And we get a tech writer or two out of it.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Porrello, Leonard [mailto:lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com]
> 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.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Ed
> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:29 PM
> To: '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? Democracy often ain't pretty.
> For the record, I've been paid by an organization (non-profit) to update
> their Wikipedia page, which was flagged as biased and needing references.
> I've not checked in a few months, but last time I did, the content was not
> changed, and it was no longer flagged.
> -=Ed.


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