Friday, 25 July 2008

Knol goes live

(image 'Sound Advice' by twenty questions)

So. It's finally here - Google's answer to Wikipedia, Knol.

It remains to be seen if the alternative model of knowledge creation - that of one centralised author vs. Wikipedia's collective wisdom model - will work.

Am I the only one that slightly hopes it won't? I dunno, maybe I'm being grumpy, but I can't help but feel that at attempt at placing academics back at the top of the information food-chain is a step in the wrong direction.

We'll see.
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