Wednesday, January 25, 2006

One reason the reasoned debate about wikipedia is trodding an irrelevant path

is articles like this.

I mean, in terms of the usual generic expectations of encyclopedic knowledge, this alarum comes vertiginously close to Borgesian articles with titles like, "Where Mrs. Bumstead's dog is hiding just now."

It's the bodice of archival form deployed in service of a passion and a shudder. One of the prettiest things I've seen in a long time. Makes me giddy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, what's that bit in "V" about things could have happened in 1932?


1/29/2006 7:02 PM  

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