Wikipedia and what we mean by truth

Simson Garfinkel has an article in the new issue of MIT’s Technology Review about Wikipedia, arguing that it is creating troubling implications for the way we view reality: Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth: Why the online encyclopedia’s epistemology should worry those who care about traditional notions of accuracy. In a sense this article is a long time coming, because many people have alluded to this problem in conversations and mentioned it as an aside in published works, but nobody had really addressed it so directly up to now.

I got the link in the Library Link of the Day email.