Saturday, July 14, 2012

On the Ugliness of Wikipedia

And let the conversation begin.  My vague recollection  of the Encyclopedia Brittanica was that the volumes looked like a law library but that it contained the seat of all information - at least in its day.  There were no colorful dust jackets and most of the illustrations were black and white drawings.  Of course the EB lacked the technological sophistication of twenty-first century publishing.

This technology pro hopes that Wikipedia doesn't succumb to the pressures of the marketing department or the popular social media that pervades the Internet today.

In the week that Digg is sold, its fitting that an author takes on the aesthetics of Wikipedia.  I'll bet she is obsessive about her screen savers and smartphone backgrounds as well. 

Sorry, but I had to take a stand, albeit fluffy!

On the Ugliness of Wikipedia - Megan Garber - The Atlantic
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