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Wiki movie stirs geeky trouser worms

These are the facts but they are not true
Mon Aug 06 2007, 13:16
WIKI FOLK gathered in Taipei over the weekend to slap each other on the back and pretend they're all important.

According to a New York Times bogger, they were treated to a few snippets of a film entitled, “Truth in Numbers: The Wikipedia Story”, which sounds riveting.

The assembled wikis booed and cowled like there's no tomorrow when one wiki founder, Larry Sanger, appeared on screen to suggest that the online dicktionary was let down by the fact that it avoids experts in favour of upstanding members of the public.

Sanger, of course was plugging his own new project called Citizendium, which won't mind airing the thoughts of "experts", apparently.

An appearance on screen from other wiki founder Jimmy Wales brought the crowd to a frenzy, however. Film-maker Nic Hill seems to have followed Wales around on his wacky wiki world tour.

Hill revealed how to get to the heart of the Wiki by relaying a videoed conversation with rapper KRS reading his own profile. "I can say to you, these are the facts but they are not true,” said KRS, cleverly. µ

 

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