Sunday, May 08, 2005

Ecyclopedia humor or lack there of

Paper encyclopedias have a reputation as dry tomes of facts with concise no nonsense descriptions. I would have thought the modern generation of encyclopedia editors would be willing to have a little more fun with them. Unfortunately it seems many Wikipedians prefer to keep their version of an Encyclopedia nice and boring as well. A recent FoxTrot cartoon mentioned certain references within Wikipedia and a wave of edits ensued. On one side was the people who wanted to capture the Foxtrot reference, on the others the ones who wanted to expunge it. In the midst of all of this was one guy who just wanted mimic the cartoons implied modifications. It's this version I went looking for on my visit to Wikipedia.
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