The futures of wikipedia and of digital humanities

In future, Wikipedia editors may edit all changes. First thoughts – Wikipedia continues on the path to conventionality and more editorial control. Which is probably a good thing, if it improves standards, but it used to be more fun. Second thoughts – read the comments. There are some beauties in there.

The future’s bright, the future is: Manifestoes! So here’s A Digital Humanities Manifesto, from the UCLA Mellon Seminar in Digital Humanities. Has its moments, but I’m having real trouble taking it seriously. (Also has some good comments. And CommentPress is nice.)

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One Response to The futures of wikipedia and of digital humanities

  1. I see what you mean about the manifesto: it’s more than a bit over-dramatic in places, and willfully ignorant in others. But then my tastes in manifestos runs to Manan Ahmed and Dave Davisson more than Marx and Engels….

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