18 December, 2008


Wikipedia is spooky

About 10 minutes ago, I was sitting here idly surfing the jolly old interweb, looking at 1960s computer manuals (each to his own), while listening to the The World Tonight on the steam wireless with half an ear. The news reader (sounded like Mr Donaldson) said "About half-an-hour ago, the death was announced of ... Conor Cruise O'Brien". So I immediately look up Mr O'Brien's entry on Wikipedia. And, bugger me, somebody has already updated it to record his demise.

Spooky. I wonder if people realize quite how big a paradigm shift the Internet in general and the WWW in particular represent.

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