<CPOV> On Transparency

Jon Awbrey jawbrey at att.net
Wed Jun 2 15:30:10 CEST 2010

One of the founding ideals of the wiki paradigm was akin to
what W.S. Burroughs called the "Naked Lunch", where everyone
would be able to see exactly what was on every one else's fork.

Wikipedia has strayed so far from that ideal that it no longer makes sense
to refer to the WMF+WP+Wikia+PM+IRC+SecretMailingLists+WhoWitsWhat system
as a "wiki" at all.  There is chamber upon chamber and storey upon storey
of smoke-filled rooms that no faint body of researchers will ever be able
to bring to light in a decade of digging and probing.

Jon Awbrey


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