Wikipedia founder debates Britannica editor-in-chief

Courtesy of BoingBoing:

The Wall Street Journal hosted a debate between Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and Dale Hoiberg, editor in chief of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Jimmy's performance is virtuouso, particularly when the Britannica editor says that he doesn't have the space to go into all the criticisms of Wikipedia that have been made in public and Jimmy counters by providing a link to the Wikipedia article on criticisms of Wikipedia!

Mr. Hoiberg: ...We want our articles to be correct before they are published. We stand behind our process, based on trained editors and fact-checkers, more than 4,000 experts, and sound writing. Our model works well. Wikipedia is very different, but nothing in their model suggests we should change what we do.Mr. Wales: Fitting words for an epitaph…

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