[Air-l] wikis and restaurants

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Tue Dec 13 13:01:16 PST 2005

Re the analogy between restaurants and wikipedia by Jimmy Wales:

All the restaurants in Toronto must pass health inspection (food storage,
etc.) and must post their pass certificate prominently near the outside

While health inspections are always problematic (inadequate measures,
bribery, etc.), they do give some assertion that the steak will be steak
and will actually be stored in a fridge with proper temperature.


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