05 March, 2013
The creepiness of Wikipedia
In the last few minutes the death has been announced of Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela.or words to that effect. So I turn immediately to Wikipedia, where I find that Mr Chávez' entry has already been updated to record his death.
Damned impressive no doubt, but curiously creepy at the same time.
I worked in newspapers once and there were lots of 'specials' in the pipeline waiting to roll off the presses if some member of royalty died. They were routinely updated and I imagine when Lizzy had that stomach upset there would be many renewed 'polishings' of the pages.