QUOTE(Newsfeed @ Tue 19th October 2010, 4:11pm)
<img alt="" height="1" width="1" />In Rancorous Times, Can [b]Wikipedia Show Us How to All Get Along?[/b]The Atlantic (blog)
Collective problem solving is a tough business. Just ask Congress. Or your partner. Now, extend your team to thousands of anonymous individuals and define ...
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Truly a gem of unintentional revelation:
Something has to resist the tendency of our online conversations to the lowest common denominator, and the tendency to see each other as Hitler," he said. "I taught conflict management and a lot of this stuff is relevant and germane to conflict management."
Reagle, who will present on his work at the Berkman Center today, argues that the way Wikipedia users think about their project has its roots in the utopian visions of H.G. Wells .....
That'd be the H.G.Wells who was a fan of Eugenics ? http://reason.com/archives/2002/03/26/euge...-a-time-machine
Wells plays a particularly interesting role in the eugenics movement. In 1904 he discussed a survey paper by Francis Galton, co-founder of eugenics. Galton had concerned himself mainly with "positive eugenics," proposing for instance that the marriage of college professors, supposedly the best of the race, be subsidized.