Sent to you by Sean McBride via Google Reader: Wikipedia’s quick
updates via TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home by David Rothman on
Wikipedia is almost like a wire service these days, with near-instant
updates reflecting such events as election results. Excerpt from New
York Times:

True to Wikipedia’s belief in transparency, while the editing is taking
place there are public discussions over wording and what facts to
include that can be read in all their tedious detail. Many pixels have
been already been used to discuss whether Mr. Obama is technically the
president-elect, even before the Electoral College has voted. You’ll
see in the article that the consensus is that he is.

Imagine a time when instant updates might be routine in the world of
nonfiction e-books. Positives? Yes. But will people be easily able to
see older versions, just as they can use Wikipedia’s history feature?

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