I have a sense that the new communications technologies are having a powerful impact on our world, how we think, how we interact, how we relate to ourselves, to others and to information. Exactly what this impact is, however, I’m not clear about. I want to talk to people around me about it, but nobody seems to know what I’m talking about… So this caught my eye (I found it at Smelly Knowledge, who got if from here):
The most useful contribution of the Wikipedia isn’t their networked search for a neutral portrait of truth, for this will always be flawed; it’s the idea that the truth is inherently in flux. Just as we should approach the mass media with an incredulous eye, we should approach Wikipedia with an incredulous eye. With Wikipedia, however, we know that we need to – and this is an advance.