Friday, September 10, 2010

Wikipedia Editing War on Iraq War... Now in Book Form

One Wikipedia page, a whole lot of edits, and now a series of books.

Of the printed collection, Bridle says: "It contains arguments over numbers, differences of opinion on relevance and political standpoints, and frequent moments when someone erases the whole thing and just writes 'Saddam Hussein was a dickhead'."

Of Wikipedia, Bridle says: "It's not only a resource for collating all human knowledge, but a framework for understanding how that knowledge came to be and to be understood; what was allowed to stand and what was not; what we agree on, and what we cannot."

James Bridle has taken edits made to the Wikipedia entry for the Iraq War from December 2004 to November 2009 and printed them in a series of books. That's over 1200 edits.

Saddam Hussein was a dickhead.


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