Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Has Wikipedia Created a Rorschach Cheat Sheet? Analyze That - NYTimes.com

See a pattern emerging?…

Yet in the last few months, the online encyclopedia Wikipedia has been engulfed in a furious debate involving psychologists who are angry that the 10 original Rorschach plates are reproduced online, along with common responses for each. For them, the Wikipedia page is the equivalent of posting an answer sheet to next year’s SAT.

They are pitted against the overwhelming majority of Wikipedia’s users, who share the site’s “free culture” ethos, which opposes the suppression of information that it is legal to publish. (Because the Rorschach plates were created nearly 90 years ago, they have lost their copyright protection in the United States.)

Has Wikipedia Created a Rorschach Cheat Sheet? Analyze That - NYTimes.com

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