[Air-l] wikis and restaurants

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Tue Dec 13 13:56:07 PST 2005

Barry Wellman wrote:
> 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
> door.
> 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.

Fortunately, we live in countries where for the most part we have
rejected "speech inspections" by the government to ensure that everyone
everything says isn't half-baked. :-)


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