Open-Source Authority

Clay Shirky marks Wikipedia's 10th anniversary:

An authority isn't a person or institution who is always right -- ain't no such animal. An authority is a person or institution who has a process for lowering the likelihood that they are wrong to acceptably low levels. And over the last ten years, Wikipedia has been passing that test in an increasing number of circumstances.

2006-2011 archives for The Daily Dish, featuring Andrew Sullivan

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