Monday, June 13, 2011

Palin and Wikipedia Shed Hazy Light on Revere - NYTimes.com

On a related information/judgment ratio topic, what do you suppose is the ratio of media coverage of this sort of tangent relative to serious coverage of what Sarah Palin would actually propose to do if elected?

With its well-explored tangents, supported by footnotes, and a bit of pretzel logic, the latest version of Wikipedia’s Paul Revere article can be seen as a useful example of the modern predicament of the Internet user — too much information, not enough judgment. It’s a bit like reading in depth about Kafka’s work as an insurance-claims adjuster.

Palin and Wikipedia Shed Hazy Light on Revere - NYTimes.com

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