I don't think there is anything to fear at all and I am also not sad to see the encyclopedias go the way of LP's. Goodbye and good riddance. I have always been addicted to reading and get annoyed in the bus when it moves too fast for me to read something I see outside somewhere. As a child I always read the encyclopedia entries before and after the one I was looking up. Big time-waster. Today I am a huge fan of CTL-F (or Apple-F for you apple-eaters). In this film they look up the entry on reading which apparently has many meanings. When I look it up in the 1911 encyclopedia today I only see one entry (for a place, not the activity). On the English Wikipedia, this is a rather long disambiguation page today. The information found there is not something that big media and publishing companies put there - it is the result of lots of humble wikipedian-worker-bees over the course of several years. Off the top of my head just glancing at the list I feel certain it is far from complete (where's poetry reading?). Wikipedia is here to stay, long live Wikipedia!
http://encyclopedia.jrank.org/RAY_RHU https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reading On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 10:28 AM, Emilio J. Rodríguez-Posada < emi...@gmail.com> wrote: > It is interesting to see the reactions, but it just shows the change in how > information is saved, disseminated and consumed, from analog to digital > medium. > > I am more worried about how many encyclopedias have closed in the last > years. We are moving to a world where Wikipedia is the de facto > encyclopedia. This have evolved faster than the concentration of media > ownership, and it is dangerous in my opinion. Furthermore, references > are links to published works, and who decides what is published or not? The > big media and publishing companies. > >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concentration_of_media_ownership > > 2015-07-14 22:22 GMT+02:00 Renata St <renataw...@gmail.com>: > > > Hi. > > > > So I saw this YouTube video yesterday about kids reacting to printed > > encyclopedia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7aJ3xaDMuM&noredirect=1 > > > > It made me sad. And very fearful of the future of Wikipedia. > > > > These kids do not appreciate knowledge and information because they grew > up > > with its abundance. When I was growing up (and I am only 30), printed > > encyclopedia was the only research tool. These kids will never know the > > frustration when you tried looking something up in those dusty volumes > only > > to find minimal information ("stub") or, worse yet, nothing on the topic. > > And the nagging feeling it left you with because your curiosity was not > > satisfied and you thirsted for more, but there was nothing else! And so > > when Wikipedia came around it was this wondrous thing where information > was > > seemingly limitless and endless. And it was expanding at dizzying speeds. > > And you could add more! It was the answer to my childhood fantasy of > having > > the limitless encyclopedia that answered every questions. And it filed my > > heart with joy and satisfaction not unlike the joy of a child in candy > > story (yes, I am a geek). > > > > Those kids never deprived of knowledge and information will never know > how > > precious it is. They will not have the same love that is required to edit > > Wikipedia and write quality articles. And it makes me sad. > > > > Renata > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>