Yaroslav Blanter wrote in part: >This is a paradigm shift. Currently, the editors generally consider that >it is good to have long Wikipedia articles - because long means more >complete. Sometimes there are even proposals (fortunately isolated and >without followup) to delete all short articles even if they describe >notable topics and contain verified information. Clips are almost not in >use. Of course they still need to be made, but this is not such a big >problem - there are plenty of school students who have their own youtube >channel, if they can make clips, everybody can. > >[...] > >I envision it differently. Ideally, we have the Wikipedia as it is now, >but on top of this, every article has a collection of shorter companion >articles, simple and a paragraph or two long, so that each of them can be >read in half a minute, They should not have excessive markup, references, >categories or anything else which can be found in the main article if >needed. References in Wikipedia are required not for the sake of having >references, but as a means to ensure that the information is verifiable - >and if the main article does it the companion articles do not need to. >Some of these companion articles can be in fact clips - there is a >difficulty that clips can not be edited collaboratively, but I am sure >this one can be solved. If anybody wants to solve it.