From Y Combinator’s Startup Ideas We’d Like to Fund:
23. More open alternatives to Wikipedia. Deletionists rule Wikipedia. Ironically, they’re constrained by print-era thinking. What harm does it do if an online reference has a long tail of articles that are only interesting to a few people, so long as everyone can still find whatever they’re looking for? There is room to do to Wikipedia what Wikipedia did to Britannica.
“There is room to do to Wikipedia what Wikipedia did to Britannica.” Now that’s a wake-up call if I ever heard one.
Y Combinator are a venture capitalist firm who write a good blog for wannabe startups.
(And in case you’re wondering, their Wikipedia article was never nominated for deletion…)
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